At Home Activities for Soccer Parents and Players
Given the impact of shelter-in-place mandates across the world, we are committed to staying connected with everyone in our soccer community near and far.
We encourage our Cal North players, coaches, and parents to stay resilient and seek at-home activities and alternatives to playing soccer that promote physical activity, emotional regulation, and mindfulness.
To support parents in guiding at-home activities, we created a list of options and ideas specifically designed for soccer players. The listed activities can be safely done at home and accessed on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device. We can’t wait to see you in the future, for now please stay engaged with the activities below:
CREATE A SOCCER VIDEO
US Youth Soccer has announced the launch of an all-new kid-sourced video content series called Cinebody. This app and video software allows kids from anywhere to put together on their own, or collaborate on video projects with others. USYS will designate project details like themes and timing, and then kids can submit their videos. USYS will then select the best videos from the submissions to create a final video that will be posted on USYS social media channels.
The USYS theme for videos is Training and Skill Building at Home. USYS is looking for homemade videos from the following list:
- Introduce Yourself
- Show Off – Skill or Drill
- Where You Practice
- Show Off – Trick Shot
- Show Off – Juggling
- Show Off – Gear and Awards
- Your Favorite Player
- Free Shoot
OTHER AT- HOME ACTIVITIES
The Sacramento Republic FC website has several At-Home Activities with training videos, crossword puzzles, word scramble, word search, and coloring pages for families.
The City of San Ramon Parks and Community Services is offering a Virtual Recreation Center with a list of indoor activities to play, create, learn, explore and stay fit.
Education.com offers free and printable school-related worksheets. Whether your child needs a little math boost or is interested in learning more about the solar system, their free worksheets and printable activities cover all the educational bases. Your child will learn critical age-appropriate facts and concepts. Best of all, many worksheets across a variety of subjects feature vibrant colors, cute characters, and interesting story prompts, so kids get excited about their learning adventure.
APPS, WEBSITES, AND GAMES TO KEEP KIDS MOVING, PLAYING, MEDITATING AND LEARNING IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Outschool offers live online classes for kids age 3 to 18.
GoNoodle aims to get kids moving.
For kids ages 2 to 6:
- GoNoodle and GoNoodle Games — First, there was an app with videos to help get kids moving; now there’s an app with games that require movement.
- Walkr— A space-based game that requires kids to use their “walking energy” to fuel a spaceship.
- Super Stretch Yoga— An app that allows kids to learn yoga positions from animated characters.
- Cosmic Kids— A YouTube channel and app with videos on how to practice yoga and mindfulness.
Ages 6 to 10:
- ARrrrrgh— An augmented-reality, pirate-themed hide-and-seek app that encourages movement.
- Headspace for Kids— An app with meditations focused on kindness, relaxing before bedtime and starting the day.
- Smiling Mind— An app with daily meditation and mindfulness exercises.
Ages 10 and up:
- Just Dance 2020— A high-energy dance game set to pop music that works on numerous gaming platforms including Xbox One, Google Stadia and PlayStation 4.
- Stop, Breathe & Think— An app that helps younger kids choose “missions” to find their field of calm and older ones (and adults) to practice mindful breathing.