Soccer for Autism provides a scientific based individual or group training soccer methodology, which improve symptoms affiliated to children with ASD and Intellectual disabilities. Our Integrated, isolated and complimentary training’s are a comprehensive approach that strives to improve brain function, where the individual must interpret and process tactical, visual and auditory cues, interacting with the environment.Each aspect of our physical and mental training parameters is used to reduce symptoms through low, moderate or high intensity drills of various components.
The training approach and methodology is adjusted according to the progress and the observed training adaptability, based on the physical and mental evaluation of the individual that is performed on a regular basis.
ATHLETIC AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS
One of the common factors for children with ASD are movement problems and difficulty in learning motor skills, difficulties in maintaining balance, abnormal sensations due to the problem of hypotonia and looseness of the muscles , hyperactivity and lack of emotional regulation (resulting in poor performance in motor skill execution that require muscular precision and control or behaviors that are time dependent).
Motor-training in children with ASD have been found to have positive effects on promoting motor skills such as strength, balance, upper limb coordination, upper limb speed and dexterity, visual–motor control, and in general on cognitive, motor and behavior
People with ASD and disabilities require often physical movements and activities. This helps them to release tension and anxiety. It also improves their fine motor, Gross Motor and body awareness along with focus and attention in other activities.
Also, it is a great way to work and practice their social skills in a team environment while learning to accept outcomes such winning and losing.
Self esteem improves dramatically as they feel valuable members of the community and participate in activities that other people their age would normally do.
Autism for Soccer consultant
We provide the perfect environment for training either through multiple group or individual sessions based on the child’s evaluation. Training sessions may vary from 30′- 60′ depending on individual needs and program. Our coaches and experts provide individual, small and group sessions.
The program is created for constant adaptation and development in accordance to the individual needs and consists of basic and sport specific physical factors which target multiple objectives.
The why and the how of the Fitness-related testing Individuals Diagnosed with
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Individuals with ASD often lack motor coordination and several performance-related measures and have low levels of physical activity. Therefore, functional fitness training can be a fun and effective tool that helps them improve their fitness levels and assists them in activities of daily livening. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM, 2017), functional fitness training is a type of neuromotor exercise program that integrates motor skills such as balance, coordination, gait, agility, and proprioceptive training.
Soccer for Autism: A New Methologically Multidirectional Approach
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. It stems from an underdeveloped cerebral cortex and is characterized by atypical cortical growth, a dysfunctional hypothalamus, and altered functions of the hippocampus and the amygdala.
Given that autism is a complex neuro-biological disorder, the majority of therapies to help those living with these condition center on cognitive and behavioral methods. However, to date it is suggested that sport activities including Soccer as a team sport can improve several behavioral outcomes related with ASD syndrome such as stereotypical behaviors, cognition, attention, and social-emotional functioning of these individuals and furthermore beneficially affect well-being and health related issues in an effort to improve the individual’s day-to-day life.