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New to Sport Guide Soccer

To a newcomer, any sport can seem overwhelming. But, there’s a reason why soccer is popular all over the world. Besides just being fun, it’s super accessible—all you really need to play is a ball. It does help, however, to understand a few of the fundamentals of the game, as well as what your child will want to get started. This guide has all the information you need, so you can feel prepared when your child steps onto the field for the first time.

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