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Soccer: Only a Game — Or Is It?

Sometimes Life’s Biggest Lessons are Found Where You Least Expect Them

When is a sport more than just a sport? When it comes to youth soccer, the answer is: always. Soccer, and youth sports in general, teaches many lessons and helps develop numerous character traits that aren’t necessarily learned and developed in the classroom. We are often told about the great importance of sportsmanship and being a good teammate, but there are so many more things that we can take from this wonderful game. Whether you are a recreational or a premier player, the many lessons and traits that we learn as soccer players will carry over to life off the field. And these lifelong gifts are the greatest value of youth sports.

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