Children should start playing soccer from an early age because it is a sport which can be played by both male and females and allows both genders to get a career out of but that's not the most important thing, the most important thing is that it allows young kids to get physically active and builds on all the key fundamentals that is used in every sport activity and allows them to obtained better movement skills. These skills include: the ABCS (Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed), running, throwing, catching, jumping, hopping, skipping, galloping, dodging and kicking. Even things such as decision making and tracking movement of an object in flight.
This shows us that when we do sport our brain becomes more active and ready for the next learning period(s)
Research shows us that playing sports also has a educational benefit to it this being that it improves academic achievements, including grades and test scores, also it enhances concentration, attention and classroom behavior.
Kids can play soccer just about anywhere because it doesn't always need a goal, you can do drills by yourself or friends, also there is local clubs every where that provides young teams and competitions for young players, to help them develop there skills and communication out side of school