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7th November, 2019

How Toddler Football Classes Benefit Your Child

Sport is an integral part of a toddler’s development and growth. It can benefit them both physically and mentally, helping them to mature into healthy and active children. However, when it comes to choosing a sport, the choice is endless. All sports have their advantages when it comes to physical development and transferable skills. However, the expert coaches at M.R.F.A. – providers of toddler football classes in Essex, believe that football is one of the most well-rounded options. 

Below are three reasons from the team at M.R.F.A explaining why toddler football classes can benefit your child.

Develops fundamental movement skills.

One of the most important parts of our kids football academy is that it helps to develop fundamental movement skills. Children begin to learn these skills between the ages of three and six but football will help to accelerate this learning. Our toddler football classes are taught through active play where children build up their running, kicking and leaping skills. In turn, your toddler will learn to control their movements.

Expands communication and social skills.

By the age of two, most toddlers are able to say at least 50 or more words. They can even start to put together short sentences and phrases. By attending football coaching, young children are given an opportunity to develop their language skills further. For example, our toddler football classes in Essex encourage communication between the toddler and their parents as well as other children. This regular time spent together will support the development of deeper communication skills.

Builds team skills and teamwork.

Playing football is a great way to start learning the basis of teamwork skills for two to four year olds. As a team sport, football will teach them how to play together and share the ball. It also encourages your toddler to think about others over themselves. These are important life lessons that they will carry with them into adolescence and adulthood.

Are you interested in our football for toddlers in Essex? You can now book our taster class for our toddler football classes – open to both girls and boys. Or for more information about our children’s football academy, get in touch with our team on 01371 829 216.