Is Your Child Ready for Competitive Soccer?

Here at Discoveries Soccer Club, we always want what’s best for your child. Many parents are unsure about when (and if) they should make  the switch from recreational to competitive soccer. If this change isn’t carefully considered, it could turn into a bad experience for your child – and that’s the last thing you want. Here are some tips on how to tell if your children are ready to join competitive youth soccer teams in the Rock Hill, Ballantyne, and Lake Wylie area.

  • What is your family and school lifestyle? The first thing you should consider is your family’s schedule. Joining a competitive youth soccer club is a commitment, and not just for the player. While competitive soccer is a great way to help your child develop teamwork and social skills, it can be stressful on top of their schoolwork and other activities.
  • What is your child’s level of confidence and interest? Take time to consider your child’s level of interest in this sport. Confidence and a willingness to play are both key to a successful experience for your child. If you notice that your child has a favorite soccer team, loves watching the game, and enjoys playing the sport with friends, competitive soccer might be a great option.
  • How do your goals align with your child’s goals? Your child needs to have a passion for soccer if they plan to join a competitive youth soccer club. At the same time, you need to determine your own intentions for wanting them to join a competitive team. While you might love the sport of soccer, you don’t want to push your child into joining a team if they’re not comfortable.

When you believe your child is ready to commit to a competitive youth soccer team, call Discoveries Soccer Club. We’re happy to help you learn more about our soccer camps, clinics, and youth soccer teams in Ballantyne, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill, Indian Land, Rock Hill, Charlotte, and surrounding areas of the Carolinas.