Get out and register
Greetings soccer fans! This is the first installment of a weekly feature that deals exclusively with soccer, the most popular sport in the world.
This is the fastest growing sport in North America and Canada. The Trinity-ConceptionPlacentia region has certainly embraced this sport as the number of players enrolled in soccer continues to grow each year.
This summer soccer programs will be operated at seven sites in the Trinity-PlacentiaConception geographical region. Over the next few weeks we will provide our readers with information about registering children for soccer. This week we will feature three clubs.
• Lower Trinity South Minor Soccer (Hant’s Harbour) will hold a registration July 4 at the Hant’s Harbour soccer pitch. If you require additional information call 586-2655.
• The Conception Bay soccer association in Harbour Grace held registration on Saturday, June 25, but registration will take place every evening this week. The cost is $60 per player.
• CBN Lightning soccer club operates soccer programs for children ages 3 to 16 at three sites — Bay Roberts, North River and Marysvale.
It also has a recreation soccer league which is open to male and female players ages 14 to 65. This program begins Monday, June 27 at Bay Roberts and a week later in Marysvale.
Anyone who hasn’t already registered can do so at any of our three sites from June 27-July 2.
On July 2, CBN Lightning will hold a mini World Cup tournament for all age divisions. For more information call 786-1417 or visit the club website at www.leaguelineup.com/cbnlightning.
Registration for CBN Lightning soccer is $30, with a maximum of $60 per family.
In addition to these three clubs, soccer programs will take place in Old Shop and Placentia. Contact municipal offices in each of these towns to find out the times and locations of registration for the summer program.
Tip of the Week
Parents often wonder how old their child should be before they enrol them in soccer. This is a difficult question to answer because every child develops physically and socially at a different rate.
My advise is bring them along to a few sessions and observe their level of interest and their ability to follow the coaches directions. You will know after a few sessions if your child is ready to play soccer. I have had some children as young as two-and-ahalf years who were fantastic listeners and closely followed directions. Most clubs use three years-of-age as a starting point but there are always exceptions to this rule.
Robert Tarrant is a bronze certified ICA coach and has spent 25 years coaching children ages 2 to 18. He also has a masters in education with a specialty in early childhood development. He presently coaches CBN Lightning under-14 and under-16 boys teams.