A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some segments include how-to's for football skills; others school viewers on aspects of the game's history. There are also occasions for the participants to talk about health diets and good physical fitness.
This series is all football, all the time, so kids see the hosts, their guests, and other participants engaging in lots of physical activity. The message is that football is fun, social, and a great way to stay fit.
Positive Role Models
Football celebs take part in the show by hanging out with the hosts, playing games, and sometimes working one-on-one to help a young player develop particular skills. In every instance, the mentor reflects the best of the sport, from great skills to a positive attitude.
Products & Purchases
The hosts and other participants often wear clothing with the Disney XD logo. Other sports gear bears logos for brands like Under Armour.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Goalmouth is a British behind-the-scenes series that explores anything and everything related to football (AKA soccer). In other words, if your kids love the sport, then they'll love this fast-paced show's unique take on everything from training tips to hilarious football-inspired games. They'll also learn a little about the evolution of the sport and pick up some pointers from experts in the field. Because it centers on the sport, it will inspire an appreciation for physical fitness as well.
Is It Any Good?
Young football fans are sure to love this high-energy show that takes them behind the scenes with famous sports figures and other experts. They'll see what's fun -- and often what's funny -- about the game, and they'll pick up a tip or two about ball handling, evading defenders, and making a goal from some of the best. And with these two cut-up hosts involved, you can bet there will be a lot of laughs along the way as well.
The show doesn't devote a lot of time to discussing the specific benefits of good physical fitness, but the message is implied and can easily be built upon by you. Kids will hear football stars talk about the importance of eating right and training well for optimal performance, and many of the skills they demonstrate are easily replicated by your kids on their own pitch.
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