It may be the modern-day parent’s biggest challenge. Finding activities that gets the kids willingly outdoors, and out of that head-down-bent-over-tech-devices position is important and, well, sometimes exasperating.
Well, here’s one solution for you. It delivers the opportunity for building motor skills, learning to work as a team, exercise, coordination, improved mental health, fresh air, and, probably most importantly, fun.
Welcome to the world of youth soccer.
In Caledon, soccer has become a major force in getting kids off couches and into the great outdoors. The South Caledon Soccer Club (SCSC), with the exception of a short hiatus due to Covid, has succeeded in putting hundreds of young people onto the field and enjoying the sport.
SCSC is a proud, local, community-based house league organization that was established in 2011. Their goal is to offer children, ages 3 to 15 years, an introduction to recreational team sports with a focus on families, fun, fitness and fair play. Families come from the communities of Valleywood, Southfields, Inglewood, Cheltenham and Mayfield West.
Teams are balanced to promote healthy competition and all coaches, assistants, and convenors are volunteers. Their support is essential.
For SCSC giving back and charity are important attributes. Together with their community, sponsors and volunteers the club donates a significant amount of money to Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation each year in support of cancer research. A certain amount of the club’s profits are set aside for this and, as well, all proceeds from the Opening and Closing Day festivals. The festivals include a variety of games and activities, and a BBQ. As well registered members attend mini-festival/training days. A team photo, uniform and end-of-season trophies are all included in the registration fee.
The club’s games are played at Lina Marino Park. Lina, after whom the park is named, was instrumental to their growth in the early years and was devoted to promoting a family-friendly soccer experience. SCSC hold their practices at both Lina Marino and Southfields Parks.
Sponsors of the club include a number of local businesses and SCSC points out that they could not operate without them. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact SCSC through their website.
Registration is open for the 2023 season and can be done online.
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