With a football in your hands and the smell of grass in the air, it’s hard not to feel like you’re back at Camp Ronaldo. Or, at least, that you could be if only Daddy would bring home more sponsors.
Football training for all ages
Even if your baby thinks kicking and dribbling the ball is a complete waste of time, you can show him how fun it is to play with a ball by putting him through some basic football training.
#1 – Practice Makes Perfect
Football is most fun when you’re doing it with people that are better than you. Beginner players should start off playing with a friend or sibling and then graduate to bigger, more competitive games, like foot-volley. As they get more confident and excited about moving the ball around, they will be ready for foot-soccer.
#2 – There’s Always Time For A Game
Whether your baby can run at all yet or not, there’s always time for a game of foot-volley. Kick the soccer ball across the room for them to try and catch in midair. This simple game helps develop coordination and strengthens their leg muscles as they learn how to balance on one leg while holding a bouncing ball.
Football match day routine
Today is the day you finally get to run out onto the field and score a goal. Whether it’s on your local pitch or on the pitch in Brazil, today is a day that will go down in history.
This is Ronaldo’s story: one of greatness and triumph. Although he may not have been born with the perfect physique, his father taught him how to train properly and was able to make him into a world-class athlete. Now, let’s see if we can tailor our baby with these tips from Ronaldo:
1) Train like Ronaldo
The first tip that we need to follow is train like Ronaldo! We will take our children for soccer practice twice a week and make sure that we condition them for it too. That means warming up before practice, stretching after practice, and doing cardio afterwards.
2) Develop your core
The second thing we should do before watching videos of Ronaldo scoring goals is develop our core. We must encourage our children to work on their core so they can stabilize themselves during their games. This is especially important for those who are playing other sports like basketball or baseball as well as soccer.
3) Model good behavior
The third thing we need to do is model good behavior so our baby will follow suit later on in life without fail! We must talk to our children about what it means to be a good player and being respectful towards coaches, teammates, opponents, referees, parents, and fans at all times
Set a good example
One of the best ways to make your baby’s soccer skills come alive is to set a good example. You can help your child by practicing with your child by playing mini-soccer games or kicking the ball around.
Another way you can make sure your baby practices is by creating a healthy environment for them to play in. Keep the room warm and inviting and create a space that is fun for everyone. It doesn’t hurt either if you put a TV on, some music on, or if you get those lights turned on – just don’t forget about those bubbles!
To improve your child’s skills, it’s important to do drills with them so they learn how to move their feet, control their body weight, improve their balance, and have better endurance. You also need to teach them proper technique so that they use the right techniques and are able to properly execute moves themselves when they are older.
If you want your baby Ronaldo to be able to score goals consistently one day, he’ll need all the practice he can get!
Drink water, breathe in football and out of it
In order to make sure you’re doing everything right in the lead up to your child playing football, it is important that you drink water and breathe in football every day. The more hydrated you are and the more often you inhale, the stronger your lungs are.
Being well-hydrated makes a difference in how much oxygen is available to work with your muscles when they need it most. It also decreases fatigue, so you can keep playing for longer periods of time without getting tired or feeling like quitting.
Eat healthy, play hard and get some rest
A soccer-loving dad should really know the importance of these 3 things.
As a dad to his 1, 2 and 4 year old, it’s all too easy to drop the ball on the health front and head out for an hour-long game of badminton with your children instead. But that’s just not going to cut it if you want your child to be a prodigy.
1) Eat healthy: One of the best ways to boost your little Ronaldo’s performance level is by giving him a balanced diet. Make sure he eats right before games and practice sessions so that he can hit (or kick) harder than ever before.
2) Play hard: Without adequate rest, Ronaldo won’t have any time left in his day for soccer practice or games. Make sure he gets at least 8 hours of sleep every night so that he is properly fueled for match days.
3) Get sponsors: That doesn’t mean you have to quit your day job yet though! You’ll need some sponsors so that you can afford the trip across town to practice with the boys in blue – once they start asking for more money then talk about quitting one less day job!
4) Power up: You’re going to need some gear if you want Ronaldo’s skills to shine through – invest in some boots, shin guards, and gloves before he starts kicking goals for real!
Babies don’t need to be Ronaldo to be the best. It’s about setting a good example and making sure that your baby can play hard, eat healthy and rest when they need to. It’s about making sure that you’re not the only one who takes care of them so they can take care of themselves.