Soccer moms step off the sidelines

Soccer moms are moving from the sidelines to the field for Langley United’s new spring soccer program for soccer moms

Soccer moms are dying to move from the sidelines on to the field, judging by the popularity of Langley United’s new spring soccer program for soccer moms.

As soon as registration opened in March there were more than 20 moms signed up to take part.

Starting April 24, the soccer moms program is designed to provide an introductory experience with Langley United’s professional staff coaches.

It will run once a week until early June, with each session starting with warmup and a bit of technical skills training before small-sided and large-sided games.

“So many of us moms have watched our kids for years so we decided to open a program for those moms who want to try it out for fun and fitness,” said Betty Boucas, president of Langley United, noting that Langley United’s kids spring soccer is a hit as well.

There are more than 700 boys and girls signed up for spring soccer with four weeks still to go before it starts.

The emphasis of the program is on fun, she said.

“Just like we do with the little ones, the emphasis here for the moms is on having fun and growing to love the game,” said Boucas, who expects a number of the club’s female board members and coordinators to join in as well.

“It’s a good way to meet people in the club as well and a part of Langley United’s goal to provide soccer for everyone in the family, from girls and boys to men and women.”

Information and registration for boys and girls spring soccer for ages U5 to U17 (April to June) and the spring soccer moms program is available online at Langley United’s website,

Langley Times

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