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GOAL 4 HEALTH SOCCER LEAGUE (G4H)

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G4H 2014 Table of Contents

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About the League

Goal 4 Health is a Christian community G4H soccer drillssoccer league sponsored by Loma Linda University Community-Academic Partners in Service (CAPS), offering fun and healthy activities for the whole family! The league extends an invitation to people of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds to join, and encourages families with financial difficulties to apply for scholarships to supplement their registration costs. 

Our season runs from the end of March through early June. While kids participate in weekly practices and games, parents and relatives are invited to attend our Health Living Activities. All practices, games and activities are held at the Loma Linda University Drayson Center Superfields.

Practices: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:00pm (exact day and time is determined by team placements)

Games: Sunday mornings

--Wave One: Ages 3-6, 8:30am
--Wave Two: Ages 7-8, 9:30am

--Wave Three: Ages 9-12 and mother/daughter league, 10:30am

Want to see Goal 4 Health in action? Check out our video below.

What makes us different

Goal 4 Health is not your average youth soccer league. In addition to weekly practices and games, we add a health education component G4H health educationto our league. Healthy Living Activities are health workshops that give all members of the family the chance to learn about health, nutrition and exercise, while kids practice Tuesday and Thusday evenings.

Topics for adult healthy living activities vary each season and have featured:

Nutrition

--Walking challenges
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Yoga
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Stress Management

Goal 4 Health also has a special league for adult women and teenage girls (13 and older) who want to play soccer.

 Mission

The mission of Goal 4 Health is to be a family based program that promotes physical activity and health, while providing a safe, nurturing place for families to exercise and fellowship. Goal 4 Health envisions a tight-knit, supportive, and encouraging community, made up of many wonderfully diverse individuals who come together, united by their desire to raise a healthy and happy family in the ways of our loving God.

Registration

Goal 4 Health 2014 Registration is now closed.  Check back in January 2015 for our next seasons information.

Discounts*

*Not applicable to Early Bird & only for 1 parent

  • Siblings: $5 off each sibling AFTER 1st player
  • Volunteers: If you serve as a league volunteer, we offer a $10 discount off the 1st child and $5 off for each additional sibling.

soccer health assessment



Scholarships
Limited scholarships are available for families who have financial difficulty paying registration fees.

The Goal 4 Health program assesses participants' level of physical fitness each season to explore the effectiveness of the program on improvements in flexibility, endurance, and core strength. Items assessed are sit-ups, sit-&-reach activity, a mile run, weight, height and waist and hip measurements for the adult (mother-teen girl) teams.

In the 2012-2013 soccer season, there were 287 participants ages 3 to adult, with improvements in physical fitness among all groups. Participants on average increased the number of sit-ups completed in one minute by one, and ran a mile in about 25 seconds less than at the pre-test.


Volunteers

 Parent volunteers are necessary to run the league. Registration discounts are given to kids whose parents who volunteer. 
Available volunteer positions are:
Coach
Assistant Coach
Referee (for ages 5-7)
Team Parent
Game Day Field Set-up or Take Down

Parents are also asked to help fundraise. Registration fees do not cover the full cost of the league, each team is asked to raise $300 to help cover the costs of G4H. Sponsorship packets with letters of support are available from the CAPS office.

Goal 4 Health; youth soccer

For more information about Goal 4 Health, contact the CAPS office at 909-651-5011 or email us at goal4health@llu.edu

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