Bring the World Cup home this summer. As one of the world's most popular sports, soccer is a perfect summer activity for kids of all ages.

Following the excitement coming from the 2010 World Cup, Popsicle — a sponsor of more than 18,000 Canadian under-10 soccer players — shares soccer skills that will have you playing like a pro this summer.

• Warm-up: Don't forget to stretch your muscles before any practice or game to make sure you don't injure yourself on the field.

• Drills: Try out a variety of drills to learn about precision and the speed of the sport.

• Spacing: Make sure you have enough space around you to maneuver the ball. And know where your teammates are on the field – this helps to make successful passes.

• Come Equipped: Make sure to bring your towel, a large water bottle and a tasty treat to keep you hydrated and energized.