It’s December. The fall soccer season is over and, here in New England, we’re dealing with colder temperatures, shorter days and a little bit of seasonal depression.
But winter doesn’t mean the activity stops for young soccer players. There may be other sports to take up, but there are also some soccer-related sports to play during the cold months.
Indoor soccer has been around for decades and is especially popular in places such as New England where the winters are long and miserable, and definitely not conducive to playing soccer outdoors. My first introduction to organized soccer as a youth in the suburbs of Toronto was playing in an indoor soccer league in the local rec center. I enjoyed it so much that my parents signed me up for outdoor the following fall.
Called “minifootball” everywhere else in the world, indoor soccer is played on artificial turf fields with boards similar to those used in hockey.