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Size Matters – The Little Athlete’s Perspective

By Todd Beane, Soccer Parenting Association, 01/08/18, 12:00PM CST


Once all the players have reached maturity, the skill set that allowed the late developers to survive playing against bigger, stronger and faster opponents, becomes the skill set that allows them to thrive at the highest levels of competition.

“What can I do to grow?”

…my son asks as we drive home from training.

“Why?” I respond.

“Because everyone is bigger than me and I just want to be their size.”

When your child enjoys playing sport, size matters. Being short, slight, and weak compared to your friends matters. Head over to your local school playground and you shall see why.