1 Activity Book Enter for a chance to Win! A Trip To MLS Cup 2010 At BMO Field In Toronto! and other great prizes! See page 2 for details.
2 Listen Up! Major League Soccer and Summer Bridge Activities support First Lady Michelle Obama s Let s Move! campaign and are bringing you the Active Bodies Active Minds program to help keep kids mentally and physically fit. Visit for more information on how kids can stay active for 60 minutes a day, leading to better academic performance and increased playtime. Parents, remember that you are your child s most important coach! Join To Win! Ramon Sanchez San Jose Earthquakes Photo credit: John Todd Hey Kids... join the Active Bodies Active Minds Club! It s easy, grab a parent and visit or make your pledge to keep a healthy lifestyle (through reading and physical activity) by mailing in the form on the last page of this booklet. Club members will receive monthly s, including information about health and wellness, summer reading, fitness and fun facts from MLS players! Enter for a chance to win a trip to MLS Cup 2010 at BMO Field in Toronto! To enter the sweepstakes, make sure to log on with a parent to and sign up to join the Active Bodies Active Minds Club. All eligible participants must enter the sweepstakes by November 1, 2010, to win a trip to MLS Cup 2010 at BMO Field in Toronto. Log on for official sweepstakes rules. The award-winning, best-selling book series! MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer s community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport. 2 Visit for more information about MLS W.O.R.K.S. 15 Minutes a Day for 12 Weeks Keeps Skills Sharp and Prepares Your Child for the Coming School Year School Stops for Summer Learning Never Should!
3 S OC C E Unscramble each set of letters to spell a soccer term. R Use 1. dfiel 2. allb 3. cchoa 4. elioga 5. ksitrer 6. reepwse 7. eerrefe 8. kcik 9. blidirbgn Answers: 1. field, 2. ball, 3. coach, 4. goalie, 5. striker, 6. sweeper, 7. referee, 8. kick, 9. dribbling S CR A M L B E all 26 letters of the alphabet to complete these soccer terms. Each letter may only be used once. 1. dr ble 2. ss 3. hoo 4. e ense 5. o e 6. stri r 7. sc e 8. e er ise 9. shin ards 10. erse 11. stop atc 12. g o es 13. e uip ent A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Answers: 1. dribble, 2. pass, 3. shoot, 4. defense, 5. zone, 6. striker, 7. score, 8. exercise, 9. shin guards, 10. jersey, 11. stopwatch, 12. gloves, 13. equipment G T D J U R B S K Q G I R E C C O S M A R E N U F D G O M C O P O A H S K D B Y Y A S U M M E R D W A L U O Y S Z L K E F M Z S S U W E U Y L A S E D E N L I U C T A K T R O P S N D Y C O N N E U C G N U T R I T I O N P I S O U E T P R K A A F T D K X E R I B N X R Q F I T G F E L T N A T T A C K M J W E G E F G I E L S I Y H E D U N I F O R M J D F G R U G M K B S R E Y A L P F D F E T I Z O V S Circle these words in the word search. SOCCER GOAL KICK SCORE PLAYER FUN TEAM SPORT PLAY FITNESS SUMMER RUN UNIFORM LEAGUE ATTACK DEFEND MIND BODY NUTRITION Zack Schilawski New England Revolution Photo credit: New England Revolution 3
4 Activity Pyramid The Activity Pyramid works like the Food Pyramid. Use the Activity Pyramid to help plan your fitness program. Dwayne De Rosario Toronto FC Your fitness program should include three parts: 1. Do 60 minutes of aerobic exercise per day, three to five days a week. 2. Exercise your muscles to improve strength and flexibility. 3. Make it FUN! Do things that you enjoy. Include your friends and family. Now go outside and get moving! Edson Buddle LA Galaxy Luis Angel Landín Houston Dynamo Reduce Watching TV and playing video or computer games Sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time 2 3 Times a Week bowling swinging fishing Work & Play Aerobic Exercise walk jump rope yard work Strength & Stretching dancing martial arts gymnastics push-ups 3 5 Times a Week Every Day walking running skating at least 60 minutes bicycling swimming Sports/Recreation soccer basketball volleyball relay races tennis baseball play outside take the stairs play with your pet help with chores sweep wash dishes pick up clothes and toys List three exercises that build strength and flexibility List one inactive habit that you can change List three of your work or play activities that are good exercises List three activities that are aerobic exercises List three sports or active games that you would like to participate in Ask a parent to help you find more fitness information!
5 Soccer Snack Ideas Pre-Exercise Whole-grain pretzels* Half of a wheat bagel with jam A banana, strawberries, grapes, or cherries Popcorn (low-salt with little or no butter)* Trail mix or other snack mix with dried fruit* Carrot and celery sticks Whole-wheat crackers* Animal crackers and orange slices A peach, a plum, or a nectarine Post-Exercise Bagel with low-fat cream cheese and jelly Low-fat yogurt with granola or fruit Applesauce and string cheese Cinnamon-raisin bread and low-fat milk Pretzels* and low-fat milk Hummus and mini pita Trail mix* Apple and peanut butter Half of a peanut butter sandwich *A handful or two of these snacks one hour before or one hour following exercise will give your body more energy for action! Healthy Halftime Snacks was developed by Economos, C.E. and Sacheck, J. Tufts University, and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Visit: for more information MLS. All rights reserved. Sacha Kljestan Chivas USA Fitness and Nutrition Did You Know? U.S. National Team and FC Dallas Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman wrote a children s book. Boots Saves The Day, is about an ambitious farm kitten that loves soccer and overcomes obstacles to make his dreams come true. Keeping your body strong and healthy helps you learn better, feel better and live better. To stay healthy, you need to do things like eat right, get enough sleep and exercise. 1. I brush my teeth twice a day. Yes No 2. I always eat breakfast. Yes No Visit for more details. 3. I sleep almost eight hours every night. Yes No 4. I eat dairy foods every day. Yes No 5. I eat fruit every day. Yes No 6. I exercise for at least 60 minutes almost every day. Yes No 7. I wash my hands regularly throughout the day. Yes No If you answered No more times than Yes, think of some ways that you can be healthier. Making a few changes each week will help keep your body healthy! HOW HEALTHY ARE YOU? Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls 5
6 Home Sweet Home Where do these teams call home? Robbie Rogers Columbus Crew Michael Orozco Philadelphia Union A.) Massachusetts B.) Pennsylvania C.) Washington D.) Ohio E.) New York F.) Colorado G.) D.C. H.) Toronto I.) Kansas J.) Illinois K.) Texas L.) California M.) Utah ANSWERS: 1. F, 2. L, 3. K, 4. B, 5. A, 6. J, 7. I, 8. G, 9. C, 10. D, 11. K, 12. L, 13. L, 14. M, 15. H, 16.E 6 Jimmy Conrad Kansas City Wizards Photo credit: Kansas City Wizards Fun Facts The first player ever selected in an MLS SuperDraft was Brian McBride, picked by the Columbus Crew in The highest number of total goals scored in a single match is 11. The LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rapids by a score of 7 4 on May 6, In 2009, Seattle Sounders FC set an MLS record, having traveled 46,989 miles to play their regular season schedule. Starting his career with the Tampa Bay Mutiny in 1996, Steve Ralston currently holds the record for most games played by any MLS player in history with 378. Real Salt Lake became the first team in MLS history to win a championship after finishing below.500 during the 2009 regular season. They were the fourth club to come into the final with a losing record, but the first to win the Philip F. Anschutz trophy. Zach Thornton of Chivas USA holds the all-time MLS record with 12 regular season game shutouts. MLS Cup 2009 was the sixth Cup to go into extra time. The LA Galaxy have played in five of them their record is now 2 3. Raul Diaz Arce was the first player in MLS history to score a hattrick in postseason play, striking three times in game one of the 1996 Eastern Conference finals when D.C. United beat the Tampa Bay Mutiny and went on to become the first MLS Cup Champions. Since joining the U.S. Men s National Team in 2000, Landon Donovan has scored 42 goals, making him the top goal scorer in U.S. Men s National Team history.
7 What s Missing? Find 6 differences in these two pictures. Patrick Nyarko, Chicago Fire Daniel Hernandez, FC Dallas Photo credit: Chicago Fire The attendance at MLS Cup 2009 was 46,011, the fourth highest in MLS Cup history, and highest since 2002 (which drew a record 61,316). It was also the seventh highest soccer crowd in Qwest Field history. The 2010 World Cup in South Africa marks the first time that an African nation has hosted the World Cup. Approximately 1/3 of all MLS players are born outside of the United States, representing more than 50 different countries. The most goals scored by a single team in a game is eight when the Los Angeles Galaxy took on the Dallas Burn on June 4, The Galaxy defeated Dallas 8 1. Entering the 2010 season, Kevin Hartman has made 1,235 saves the most in MLS history. The winner of the 2009 Budweiser Golden Boot Award, Jeff Cunningham, also holds the record for most game winning goals with 36. Seattle Sounders FC is the only MLS team with a marching band dubbed the Sound Wave that plays at all home games. Missing items: 1. middle stripe on blue shorts, 2. logo on red shorts, 3. stripes on red socks, 4. Adidas logo on blue and white jersey, 5. Best Buy on red jersey, 6. soccer ball Entering the 2010 season, D.C. United had scored 721 regular season goals, the highest number of any club since Brian McBride has played in three separate World Cups, earning more than 90 caps for the United States across all international competition. He recently served as the captain of the U.S. Olympic Team at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing. Last year, 36-year-old Jason Kreis became the youngest coach in MLS history to win an MLS Cup. Javier Morales Real Salt Lake Photo credit: Melissa Majchrzak 7
8 What s Missing? Find 6 differences in these two pictures. Omar Cummings, Colorado Rapids Nate Jaqua, Seattle Sounders FC Missing items: 1. lettering on green jersey, 2.stripes on white shorts, 3. number on blue shorts, 4. flag on green jersey, 5. Nike swoosh on cleat, 6. middle stripe on maroon socks I,, pledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle through regular mental and physical fitness! Parent s name: Child s name: Mailing Address: Phone Number: Favorite Book: Favorite MLS Team: Return this form to: MLS W.O.R.K.S. Active Bodies Active Minds Club 420 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY By checking the boxes and signing below, I agree to the following: q I would like to be entered into the 2010 ACTIVE BODIES ACTIVE MINDS SWEEPSTAKES. I acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to be bound by the ACTIVE BODIES ACTIVE MINDS SWEEPSTAKES Official Rules (available by mail upon request or at q I want to receive communication from Major League Soccer, its teams, and Carson-Dellosa Publishing about the Active Bodies Active Minds program and other MLS initiatives. You may opt out of receipt of these communications at any time by providing notice to MLS. Parent Signature Portions of this booklet are 2010 Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC, and other portions of this booklet are 2010 Major League Soccer. All MLS League and team marks are used with permission of Major League Soccer. All rights reserved. This booklet may not be reproduced without the express written authorization of the copyright owners. Chris Pontius D.C. United Photo credit: D.C. United SBA RB962010UPC