Fun-Fair-Positive Soccer's Spring Season Is Kicking Off Soon

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How do you build courage, empathy, dedication, discipline, compassion in your children? Look for organizations that focus on the fun, fair and positive aspects of youth sports.

The Center for Kids First in Sports recently reported that nearly 40 million American children participate in youth sports each year, some starting as early as 4 years old. But while many parents who seek to enroll their children in a positive, healthy activity try signing their boys and girls up for youth sports programs, an unfortunate majority quickly find that their children are crushed under the pressures of intense competition and the demands of a strict schedule. As a result of this increasingly cutthroat approach to athletics, nearly 80% of kids dropout of sports programs, altogether. (The National Center for Educational Statistics, 2010)

It is because of this statistic and the sad state of youth athletics overall that many new programs are popping up across the nation to provide kids and their parents the opportunities to develop their athletic and social skills in a safer, less competitive environment.

Fun-Fair-Positive Soccer is one of these programs. FFPS was founded in the spring of 1986, by Jack Hendrie and several parents, in Katy, Texas (near Houston) to establish a positive environment for youth soccer players. FFPS offers kids the fundamentals of soccer paired with the influence of uplifting coaches, and all without subjecting its players to the pressures of ultra competitive matches or exhausting practice schedules.

FFPS is a program designed to encourage and uplift each and every player on the field. When your child plays soccer for FFPS, they’re experience is special, because they will be a part of:

  • Smaller, balanced teams: 5 on 5 means each child gets more time with the ball, which really means more opportunities to kick, block and score a goal!
  • A positive coaching experience: Our coaches and volunteers are highly trained and their positive attitudes pour onto the field during each game. They strive to honor each child’s contribution with encouraging words and affirmations.
  • A local community of events: Unlike many other sports programs, FFPS’s games are all local meaning less time spent traveling and more time spent enjoying your neighbors, friends and family.

Fun Fair Positive Soccer’s Spring season will commence April 12th, 2014. For more information about Fun Fair Positive Soccer, visit the website, at:

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