With everything going on today for families, it’s not easy to carve out family time that’s really family time. One fantastic way to spend a few hours together is by watching a soccer match. It doesn’t matter if it’s a local match or a national team, enjoying a game together will bring your family closer and enrich your lives together. Pick sides and cheer against each other, or have everyone cheer for the same team. If you’re an expert on the game and a longtime fan, then explain the ins and outs to your children as the game is progressing. Stop to answer their questions and listen to their inquiries, and you’ll inflame their love for the great game. If you’re not so sure about what a call means–or who a player is–then look it up, and discover the game together with your children.
One great way to build family memories together while watching soccer is to follow a championship series. When you follow a team from the start of a series, all the way through, you create a connection with that team and its players. If your chosen team loses, and falls out of contention, then share the lesson of loss with your children. And of course, if your team makes it to the championship then you can share in the victory together. Get some gear, and dress in your team’s colours. Make signs to show your support. You can make snacks together to get ready for the event, and invite friends over to make it more special. The more that you invest into the experience, the more that your children will be excited about it, and the more that you’ll be excited too!
Take time to make time for your children. The most important thing about sharing sport together is that you give your full attention to the activity. Remember that it’s about showing your children how important they are to you by sharing something with them.