Updated: Dec 18, 2021
The best gift you can give your soccer player is time on the balls. Supplemental training is the greatest gift you can give your player that can't get enough of soccer. View our post on Winter Training Here. BUT, we all know supplemental training can't be wrapped up and put under the tree so we have curated a list of great soccer gifts for players of all ages.
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Soccer Plus is not a sponsor of CSMD but they are the unsung heroes of the Central Ohio Soccer Scene. When Soccer.com is unable to come through, make delivery dates or uphold their customer service promises Soccer Plus humbly pulls through. Always will to find what you are looking for or provide an alternative, this is where you should be shopping for your premiership gear, your Columbus Crew attire and player essentials.
All serious players should be playing FIFA. View our previous post on ESports Here. You can use your gaming system of choice but this is a great way for players to grow game awareness and knowledge of the global game. Players can see the full field, manipulate play and make creative decisions in a safe and no pressure environment.
For players needing more tactical awareness FIFA provides players with the ability to see different formations and systems, identify how offensive and defensive systems can compete with each other and build their tactical knowledge for use on the field.
Players can play against friends, family and teammates and share their love of soccer with people they would never be able to actually play on or against on the big field. Siblings or cousins of all ages can come together to enjoy soccer together, talk through scenarios and enjoy the sporting nature of the game all while on a level playing field.
Every player should have a backyard goal. Whether it is a set of small goals for your little dribblers or a full size net for your academy players you need some sort of goal for your player to shoot on any time of day or night.
My single best purchase as a soccer mom has been my boot dryer. Long gone are the days of drying boots in our hotel room with the provided hair dryer. Having a boot dryer in your bag of tricks will change your soccer parent game both at home and on the road.