Editorial: Here's hoping soccer association reaches its goal

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 15:23 PM.

We would like to applaud the Havelock Youth Soccer Association and its approach to construction of a new outdoor turf soccer stadium at the Havelock Recreation Complex.

The leaders of the association came up with a concept: to create a facility in which "indoor" soccer could be played.

Technically, it won’t be completely indoors, but the facility would be built to indoor soccer standards with walls that allow for balls to stay in play.

If you are used to outdoor soccer, indoor soccer is a vastly different game. The action is end-to-end, since the space is confined, and the sport offers fast-paced excitement that some compare to ice hockey or indoor lacrosse.

It’s a sport that can appeal to some parents who never considered soccer as an option for their children, and thus the facility could help grow the sport.

But, here’s what has us really excited.

First, anything that has the potential to get young children more active in this era of childhood obesity is a good thing.



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