It can sometimes be tough to keep the kids active during the shoulder season, so one mother and soccer coach decided to start up a new program to keep them moving.
Jody Cable has started an indoor soccer program for Golden Minor Soccer players in Grades 4 to 7.
“I just started the beginning of March, and then we were shut down for spring break. And we’re going to go until the outdoor soccer starts,” said Cable. “We’ll just see if the kids keep showing up.”
This is the first year that a program like this has ran, and so far it has seen around 12 players coming each week. Even though Cable is a coach, the primary focus is to keep the kids active, not skills development.
“I realized that once the basketball shut down and then hockey was ending, there was nothing for the kids in the mean time, at least until the fields melted. So I thought it would be a good idea to have something running to fill the gap,” said Cable.
“This is just to keep them active. There’s no instruction really, it’s just about keeping them into the sport, and hopefully to draw more out.”
There is a small fee, $5 drop in or $40 for the season (which is running until the end of the month). The group meets every Monday and Wednesday at the Mount 7 Rec Plex from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
For more information you can contact Jody Cable at 344-1730.