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6 Types of Classic Soccer Dads

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6 Types of Classic Soccer Dads

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we’ve been thinking a lot about the soccer dads in our lives. These men spend countless hours driving to and from practices, they sit through games in the freezing cold and the blistering heat, and they’re always ready to run back home for any items left behind. Soccer dads are the best and they deserve to be celebrated! In honor of dads all around the globe, we’ve put together this light-hearted blog article highlighting six types of classic soccer dads.

The Cheerleader

The most positive parent on the sidelines, this dad’s catch phrase is “as long as you have fun.” Loud and proud, he provides encouragement to the entire team (and sometimes even the opposing side). He is unconditionally supportive and is always ready to lighten the mood with a silly joke. For The Cheerleader, it’s not about the game, it’s about the experiences had and the memories made. This soccer dad’s main priorities are to provide half-time snacks and post-game ice cream.

The Cheerleader

The Relaxed Observer

This dad prepares for soccer games like he’s going to a professional match. He shows up with his high-quality lawn chair, a large umbrella, and a cooler packed with his favorite beverages. He sees the game as his time to unwind and would rather sit back and relax than chit-chat with the other parents. The Relaxed Observer might rather be at home watching ESPN, but he’ll take what he can get.

The Relaxed Observer

The Assistant Coach

This dad probably knows a thing or two about soccer and wants to share his wisdom! He’s a constant source of well-meaning advice, always on the lookout for a “teaching moment.” You’ll often find The Assistant Coach conducting drills with the players on the bench or facilitating a group huddle during half-time. This soccer dad celebrates the wins but firmly believes that there’s always room for improvement.

The Assistant Coach

The Paparazzi

This dad sees the game through the lens of his camera! He always has his tripod set up on the sidelines and if you’re lucky, his flying video drone might even make an appearance. By the end of the day, hundreds of photos are uploaded to the Facebook group and maybe eventually made into a slide show. Despite most of the photos being of The Paparazzi’s kid, everyone appreciates free, high-quality pictures of the game.

The Paparazzi

The Invested Competitor

This dad has a passion for soccer and is convinced that his kid is the next Cristiano Ronaldo. He watches the game like a hawk and might even make notes to be reviewed later! His player may or may not be the best on the team, but they frequently come to practice sporting the latest gear. The Invested Competitor cares deeply about his kid’s future and will do everything he can to see them succeed.

The Invested Competitor

The Busy Businessman

This dad drives straight from the office to the field. Still dressed in slacks and a button-up shirt, he always makes games despite a busy schedule! The Busy Businessman sits in his lawn chair answering emails on his smartphone, looking up here and there to give a whole-hearted wave. Though he may not be all that interested in soccer, his punctual presence demonstrates this soccer dad’s love of his player.

The Busy Businessman

Have a Soccer Dad in Your Life?

We want to hear about the soccer dads in your life! Leave a comment below and tell us which type of classic soccer dad you know.

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