Leaside-East Toronto Soccer Club

193 Randolph Rd,ON, M4G 3S6, Telephone 416 481 6425 Email John@leasidesoccer.net


September 1, 2022
A former player in our club, Kayla Briggs, is just now playing for the Under 17 Canadian National womens team. She became playing with us as a 5 year old and continued playing with us until she was 12 years old. We are all very proud of her accomplishments and wish her much good luck in the future.

March 24, 2008
The Time magazine, page 24, US Centres for Disease Control surveyed 5,000 students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade and found that girls who got 70 to 300 min of physical education per week scored consistently higher on standardized tests. More exercise also translated into increased classroom participation and concentration skills. The study found no correlation between gym class and test scores for boys. The theory is that boys are often more physically fit than girls, and thus do not appear to get the same impact.

April 5, 2002
On page A13 of the Globe & Mail today, a survey done by the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute shows that young people are not physically active enough to achieve health benefits. 62% of girls and 52% percent of boys fall to this category. Thankfully, those of us playing soccer don't.

December 7, 2001
There is an article in the December 6, 2001 Globe & Mail page A13, on the importance of Pre-teen exercise on bones development. The article is based on research at U of BC which found that girls form 26% of their adult skeleton from age 11 to 13; boys from ages 13 to 15. The research found that exercise between ages 10 and 12 help to improve their bones. Those who have read about soccer know that soccer athletes are considered in the best condition of all professional athletes; those of us concerned about sport injuries know that soccer is one of the least risky of sports. We all know that soccer is a team sport and adds to the individual's sense of self worth and ability to fit into a social structure. This research into bone development simply adds to weight of evidence to show that soccer fits well into a healthy life style for all ages.