Chelsea and Cody Carroll practise their ZOVA moves using their iPods

June 11, 2012

Kingaroy Junior Soccer Club is excited to be bringing ZOVA to the South Burnett.

The ZOVA program combines music, dance, rhythm and soccer skills into an active and enjoyable experience in which children move to music, learn football skills and undertake aerobic exercise.

Club President Tracey Tunstall is excited about the endless possibilities that ZOVA has to engage and excite children of all ages and sporting abilities.

“We have some of our club members already doing ZOVA through having downloaded some of the exercises. The kids really enjoy it.

“We’ve also shown it to others who aren’t club members or don’t play football and they really enjoy it too,” she said.

“They’re being engaged in physically activity, which everyone wants for their child. And not only is ZOVA good for the body – it’s also good for the brain.

“Exercise improves mood and attention and lowers stress and anxiety. It gets kids off the couch and out doing something fun and beneficial.”

Kingaroy Junior Soccer Club will be running a two-day clinic on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29. Children aged 6–11 will run from 9:00am to noon and those 12 years and up will be from 1:00pm–4:00pm. Cost is $70 per person.

Over the two days, players will take part in a series of small-sided games, skill development and music-based activities that are focused around player development and having fun.

One of the best aspects of ZOVA is the use of technology which allows a larger number of players to be involved in the program at the same time.

“We want to provide innovative experiences that children can relate to. Therefore, combining technology, music and sport is a winner,” ZOVA founder Niall McCarthy said.

To register for the ZOVA clinic, contact Kingaroy Junior Soccer Club President Tracey Tunstall on 0407-623-012 or email the club before June 22.

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