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Old 09-26-2011, 03:49 AM
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Thumbs up Soccer!

Haha, I actually recently discovered soccer this summer, and just love the sport better than any other sport I've mastered. (Basketball was replaced by swimming, and I still swim but also play soccer). Though swimming probably works out way more muscles (After a year on the team, I saw muscles I never knew existed), soccer is by far the most challenging sport I've played in my entire 16 years of existence. Talent, mental endurance, confidence, team-building are REALLY super-evident in soccer.

Since I got bored of performing tricks on my own, I decided to organize and set up a soccer game one Sunday. 14 people turned up, and we played for hours. Some were from the team at high school, and some were Israeli, and I actually played insanely well for the first time in a full game, thank G-d; confidence is really a major factor in getting what you want (I was sore the whole week afterward though!). This weekend, we got about 9 people, but 5 Russians (in their 20's/late teens) asked to join after watching us, and I agreed to let them in. These guys were able to play without a rest, without even drinking an ounce of water in the several water breaks I called. A true demonstration of mental power and agility.

As a recommendation to anybody my age or in their teens on this forum who's looking for a sport that will help them surpass any mental limits and will help increase overall fitness in a dramatic way, I'd definitely recommend soccer (and secondarily, swimming).

Any pros/ old army vets who can attest to the reality/truth my advice? And if anybody has an interesting anecdote or piece of advice about soccer, the game, tips etc., I'd love to hear!
"לֹא עָלֶיךָ הַמְּלָאכָה לִגְמוֹר וְלֹא אַתָּה בֶן חוֹרִין לִבָּטֵל מִמֶּנָּה"
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