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Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer to reconvene October 5th
Oct 3, 2013 - 4:10:11 PM

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Early Bird REGISTRATION Underway

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer Developmental League starts on 5th October from 2 - 4pm  and registration is now underway.

The league caters to girls ages 5 - 16 years.  Great family-fun every Saturday afternoon at the Freeport Rugby Football Club.

The registration fee is $20 if paid by October 1st. It is $25 if paid October 1st  or later. Please submit money and registration form to Town and Country on Yellow Pine Street.

Soccer for four and five year olds ( Mini Stars) will not begin until October 19th.

Shinguards are compulsory this year to avoid injury. Playtime Sports offers a discount to League players.  If your child has outgrown her soccer boots, please feel free to bring them to the field for us to recycle.  

A registration form and more info can be found  ATTACHED BELOW this article on the thebahamasweekly.com

Questions, email marywoodside@yahoo.com.

Please join our Grand Bahama Girls Soccer Group Page on Facebook

A COACHES' meeting will be held on Tuesday October 1st at 6pm at the Rugby Club.


Soccer Is a Great Game for Children of All Ages

  • It's aerobic. During a soccer game, kids are constantly running from one end of the field to the other. Studies show that exercise has clear physical and psychological benefits. Children who play soccer regularly are getting in the habit of incorporating regular exercise into their lives. In addition, physical exercise can help combat obesity.

  • It's cooperative. Because passing the ball is essential to success in both offense and defense, players must communicate well and be consistently mindful of their team members' whereabouts on the field.

Everyone Gets Involved

  • It's inclusive. Children of all ages and varying ability can enjoy the game.

  • It's truly a team sport. In soccer, only the goalie is subject to ongoing individual scrutiny as she prevents the ball from entering the goal. This means that soccer can be a less pressured sport for children than baseball, for instance, in which the individual skill of batters and pitchers is constantly on display. Soccer is particularly appealing to kids who may not have superior athletic ability, but who enjoy participating in team sports.

  • It teaches social coping skills. Because it is so focused on group participation, playing soccer can teach children good sportsmanship. Playing on a soccer team coached by a caring adult can help children learn to cope successfully with challenges like winning and losing, group decision-making, and getting along with kids of varying backgrounds and temperaments.

  • It's international. Encouraging children to share in the excitement generated by soccer around the world can help them learn about other countries and experience The Bahamas as part of a larger, diverse community of nations.

Note to Parents: In soccer, as with any sport, your attitude will affect your children's enjoyment of the game. Attending games and cheering is a way of concretely demonstrating support for your kids, and is a good way to participate in their expanding lives.


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