Brooklynn O’Hara, 4, breaks away with the ball past Payton Yarwood, 4, at the Langley United Soccer Association U5 boys and girls soccer jamboree. It was held on Sunday at Willoughby Community Park.

Brooklynn O’Hara, 4, breaks away with the ball past Payton Yarwood, 4, at the Langley United Soccer Association U5 boys and girls soccer jamboree. It was held on Sunday at Willoughby Community Park.

All smiles as soccer season kicks off

Langley United Soccer Association hosts jamboree for four-and-five year-olds as soccer season begins

Willoughby Community Park was the site of the action on Sunday (Sept. 15) as the Langley United Soccer Association began its soccer season with a youth jamboree for the organization’s four and five-year-olds.

“Soccer is often the child’s, and family’s, first contact with sports and physical activity,” said Dave Kasper, the president of Langley United.

“Our main goal with the young ones is to ensure this first experience is positive by making it very fun and as fear-free as possible.

“If there’s no fear, the child can have a great first experience and develop a life-long love and appreciation of soccer, physical activity and every other sport they may try.

“That is Langley United’s objective with young new players and our commitment to parents.”