Our US Women’s Soccer Team and Our Community
The United States women’s team to represent our country in international soccer. The team has been the top overall team in the world for several years now and leads all countries with the most wins over other teams in the history of international soccer. The team is second only to Brazil in the number of World Cup appearances. The team has also won the Olympic Gold medal and is second in total world wins. They are a force to be reckoned with on the field and are always finding new ways to upset the best teams in the world.
We are fortunate enough to live in a country where this game is taught to our children at an early age. This gives us a very strong base of knowledge as parents, to teach them the skills and attitude necessary to succeed in the world. There are a multitude of programs and camps that are available for girls of all ages from different cultures and backgrounds. These camps give the girls an opportunity to improve their soccer skills while having fun.
The most important of all these tools is of course the sport itself. We have a very good program for girls at camps throughout the summer. This is a great way for us to get them out onto the field and get some healthy exercise. These camps also allow the girls to meet and greet new friends from all over the country. A great socialization experience. Not only is it healthy for them, it is also extremely rewarding.
Being a part of a women’s team has so many benefits, not the least of which is the self-satisfaction that comes with being a part of something larger than ourselves. Also, the exposure that we get to various cultures and lifestyles. It is a great experience to be a part of another culture, and to learn about the differences and similarities between our soccer techniques and theirs.
Another great benefit of being on a women’s team is that we get to practice what we have learned during the school year. We play against stronger and more skilled opponents. We get to use the same soccer training drills that we used during the summer. Most of us never even try to play in our own back yard. This gives us time to perfect what we have already learned. We are learning without trying to get out on the field and play.
Our team gives us a chance to also improve our own game. We learn how to read other players’ tendencies and how to play our defensive or offensive roles. We have players that specialize in different aspects of the game, like holding or heading.
We have experienced player that bring great enthusiasm and can really make us all feel like winners. Players that get out there and really enjoy the game. There are also team captains that keep the team in line. They keep the team accountable and teach them the importance of following a game plan.
Being a part of a US women’s team has been a great experience for us women athletes. We have gained valuable skills that we can use not only in sports but also in life. We have improved our mental and physical toughness. Playing in a friendly game has also allowed us to gain more confidence and improve not only ourselves but also the whole team.
Our coach has always encouraged us to be our best every single game. She has always told us to never give up no matter what. She has also instilled in us the value of teamwork. As a result we have become one of the strongest teams in our league and have even won the championship once.
We also have a very unique trainer. Our trainer is a woman who played for the US women’s team when it was in Germany. She knows how challenging playing for a men’s team can be. Our trainers are very supportive and knowledgeable with all of the plays and methods that we can use. They also are there to just listen to us and help us with any problems that we may be having.
As a team, we have proven that playing sports is not only fun but is a great way to improve ourselves and the entire family. There are many different levels of involvement with this sport. Playing on a professional level is a great way to win the championships and to be on a national level. But most of all we have gained incredible friendships throughout the years that have brought us closer together as a family.