Sports used to be so good for kids, but today’s youth sports environment — with its increasing focus on developing championship athletes — has ushered in an adult approach to training which features too much, too early, too often and at too high a price. Everywhere, kids are dropping out, sitting out or sidelined with
Billed as “The World’s Largest Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches and Administrators” the United Soccer Coaches Convention and US Youth Soccer Workshop draws more than 6,300 coaches, and more than 13,000 attendees. Over five days there will be more than 250 educational opportunities consisting of live field demonstrations, classroom sessions, meal and social functions, award presentations, coaching diplomas and more!
Wendy will lead a discussion and interactive session introducing her new book, Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God through Our Bodies. If our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and we are to honor God with our body, what does that say to us about God, about us and about others? How can we adopt a more full-bodied faith?
We need to lure sedentary kids away from their screens and into their bodies. Using interactive band activities we will get the movement message across, helping kids to "feel" what they've been missing. These children will be more active participants, playing longer and encouraging classmates and teammates who experience challenges like they used to.