We believe the kids should be smiling and the coaches just as much so.
Win, lose or draw, we believe having fun means the kids fall in love with soccer - whilst being active and running around - with their mates.
Too often we forget that it is really just a game being played by kids who want nothing more than to play with their mates. In fact, a win or a loss is quickly forgotten as they turn their attention to their private penalty shoot out after the game or eat their sausage in bread whilst teasing their team mates juggling skills.
We understand that sport is competitive and part of being competitive is winning - but this is not the only judgement of success.
- Kids wanting to actually participate
- Parents wanting to engage and support
- Volunteers wanting to make a difference
- Kids learning and developing not only soccer skills but life skills
These are all measures of success and something we try not to forget.