My kid is five years old and would like to start playing soccer in a local league. He is very athletic (gymnastics, skiing, swimming, and just playing like a kid should) but has not done any team sports. We’ve spent time kicking a ball around, but never bothered with rules, so he’s unfamiliar with even the basics of soccer.
There is a British Soccer Camp run by Challenger Sports that has a session for 4-5 year olds. It’s 1.5 hours per day for five days. This seems like it might be a great intro to the sport that would teach him some rules and fundamentals so he could join in with the local league more easily.
The only things I can find about Challenger are either their own promotional material or that of organizations hosting the camps. Does anyone have any personal experience to share? Is this beneficial for a five-year-old kid who hasn’t played soccer before? Do I need to try to get him familiar with soccer rules and fundamentals before the camp so he can get more out of it?