Here we sit in December. In New England, the soccer fields are closed for the winter. Thoughts are shifting to holiday gifts and gatherings. But for the families of youth soccer players, they’re also turning to offseason training.
After a grueling few months of soccer — whether it’s town, club or high school, or some combination of the three — it can be tempting for young athletes to enjoy a little downtime. Freed from the regular practice and game schedule, your children now suddenly have a lot more time to spend watching TV or scrolling through Instagram. It doesn’t take long to lose the fitness level honed over months of training, which may leave it up to you to provide a helpful nudge.