CONTENTS
Kids First
Soccer


What's
New?


About
Site's
Author


Publications

Coaching
Philosophy


Setting
Goals


Sport
Parenting


Positive
Discipline


Soccer
Violence


Team
Dynamics


Player
Development


Skills
Assessment


Fun-
damentals


Getting
Ready


Ideas for
Practice


Lead-up
Games


Endurance

Flexibility

Nutritional
Principles


Safety
Tips


The Laws
of Soccer


The
Referee


Book
Reviews


Soccer
Links


Linking
Partners


New
Links


Computing
Terms


FAQs

Contact Us

Kids First Soccer
Kids at play

Over the past decade soccer has been the fastest growing team sport for boys and girls in America. The quality of some of the existing soccer programs for children, however, is a source of growing concern. The available research findings on youth sport provide very clear guidelines to better serve children's, as opposed to adults' needs.

The purpose of this Web page is to promote a child centered approach to the organization and instruction of youth sports. Special emphasis is placed on the promotion of the game of soccer as a life-long, family oriented activity, that provides for child-parent bonding, team work and friendships, as well as, adequate aerobic exercise. This is a message from a sport psychologist and soccer parent to fellow soccer moms and dads.

Dribbling skills

Question of the Week

Child and parent stories and comments that we can all learn from (please e-mail those to dfrankl@calstatela.edu

Parent/Coach Question of the Week Archive

Evaluating Coaching Performance: How are you doing?

Coaching Performance Evaluation Form

PE Award

The Kids First Soccer site is a "PE Award" recipient by a panel of physical education and coaching professionals.

The Soccer Patch Logo
The Soccer Patch -- a place for soccer fans of all ages to view soccer patches and pins and represent their teams, towns, and tournaments.



KinderStart.com logoKinderStart.com is a large and very popular indexed directory and search engine that focuses on children zero to seven on the Net. The site's mission is to provide parents, grandparents, foster parents and teachers with a well organized, and easy to use index and search engine.

The content in this site as well as the professional advice and consulting services to parents and non-profit organizations are provided at absolutly no charge. I have resisted any partnerships that required any restrictions on my free access policy to this site's content.

The "Kids First Soccer" website is operated from California (Los Angeles area) and there is no physical site or soccer camp associated with it at this time. I manage the Kids First Soccer website from my office at home or my office at California State University, Los Angeles where I am a professor of Kinesiology.

I can answer soccer specific, physical fitness, nutrition, sport psychology and other questions in case you have any. That's the extent of services I provide free of charge through the Kids First Soccer website.


Spotlights
Click images to see
skills animations

Click image to see Trapping animation
Inside of the foot
ground ball trap

Click image to see Keeper animation
Goal keeper kudos...

Click image to see Shooting animation
What a shot!

Click image to see Punting animation
Here's a punt
for you...


Click image to see Throw-in animation
That's a good one!

Click image to see Dribbling Drill #01
Improve your
dribbling skills


Click image to see Dribbling Drill #02
Here's another
good one...


Click image to see Dribbling Drill #03
...and yet
one more...


Click image to see Dribbling Drill #04
Now try it
advancing and
changing direction...

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