Soccer, or football, puts its emphasis on the human foot, largely to keep it safe now that delinquent hands are using real rocks, paper, and scissors in their games. Keep feet from falling in with a bad crowd with this Groupon.
$50 for an Eight-Week Youth Soccer Academy ($100 Value)
Starting on Saturday, September 15, the eight-week youth soccer academy educates kids aged 2 through eighth grade on the fundamentals of soccer in a recreational environment. Grouped by age and skill level, players begin each Saturday with a mini skills clinic, followed by a practice game refereed and coached by academy instructors. The youngest children, aged 2–4, stay for just 45–60 minutes and begin learning the basics and participating in miniature games. In contrast, the older children begin by playing with larger teams for longer spans of time. Players need to bring a ball of the appropriate size, and players 4 and older must bring shin guards.
Albuquerque Indoor Soccer
Albuquerque Indoor Soccer’s spacious facility hosts league and tournament play, along with clinics and training for players of all levels. Overseen by longtime coach Scot Wing, the center organizes programming for both youths and adults. It also sets the stage for showdowns with a heated, lighted field that boasts a digital scoreboard instead of the traditional oversize abacus. Prior to hitting the field, players can stretch in a warm-up area, and afterward, they can swiftly refuel at the snack bar.