What parents need to know
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.
What's the story?
GOALMOUTH is a British series that celebrates the much-loved sport of football (known as soccer in the United States) with games, celebrity drop-ins, tutorials, and favorite video replays. Hosts Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle (who goes by "Gendle") share their football knowledge and compare favorite players between segments that show professional and amateur teams in action. Experts like Francis Vu and Charlotte Lade offer some tricks of the trade, celebs partner with kids to enhance their skills, and the hosts take part in some physical fitness challenges designed to help them on the pitch. Other recurring spots explore the game's history and revisit memorable scores in big-league games.
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.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the benefits of playing sports. Kids: What can you learn from being part of a team? Are there lessons to be found in losing as well as in winning?
Why is football so popular? How can shared hobbies like sports bridge the gap between different cultures?
How does your family like to stay active? Do you play together? If so, what? What new activity would you like to try as a group?