Soccer is an amazing sport that turns running into fun, takes the edge off of everyday life, teaches teamwork, and keeps your body healthy. No wonder it’s one of the most popular sports in the world.
If you are a soccer player, you know one, or just have a true passion spectating the sport, here are 5 indicators you probably suffer from soccer addiction – and fortunately, there’s no cure!
The day you got your first soccer jersey, your lucky number changed forever
Even if you didn’t like the design of your jersey or get the number you had hoped for, the first one that was given to you became a part of who you are.
You can’t and won’t make plans during the World Cup
Unless you have tickets to attend, of course. The World Cup is the most exciting and intense World Sporting Event for soccer fans around the world. Some fans even take time off of work, and if that’s not an option – using technology to stream it through radio or mobile devices to make sure you don’t miss a play no matter where you are is not out of the ordinary!
You often played in the neighborhood with your friends
Playing soccer in your neighborhood is a great way to meet new friends and get out of the house to get some exercise. If you played soccer in the streets with your neighborhood friends as a kid, that’s most likely where you learned the fundamentals of the sport as well as teamwork.
Orange slices and a Capri-Sun are your go-to snack
Anytime you hear the word “snack” you automatically think of refreshing treats like sliced fruit and ice cold drinks – and it makes you nostalgic. Soccer snacks are always refreshing and delicious and perfectly balance the line between happy and healthy.
Your beach days included conditioning and juggling practice
Any soccer enthusiast that lives near the beach knows that a beach day doesn’t involve catching up on a tan or relaxing and playing in the sand. Chances are you brought a ball and were kicking it around with your friends, and made new ones who wanted to join along in the activity. The beach is a challenging environment that’s great for conditioning.
At the end of the day, soccer isn’t just another sport. Whether soccer is the way you work out, the way you relax, or the way you make a living, we can all agree it’s a way of life.