Soccer Chant for 5 year olds.
March 6, 2008 12:38 PM   Subscribe

I need a good chant for my team of 5-year-old soccer players to use at the end of practice and before games. Do you know any?
posted by Beaufort to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (29 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Firecracker firecracker sis-boom-bah
Bugs Bunny Bugs Bunny rah rah rah
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 12:42 PM on March 6, 2008

Rick 'em rick 'em ruck 'em ruck 'em get the ball and really


Or more seriously, there's good ole 2-4-6-8 who do we appreciate? Other team!!

Wait that's for after games that last one.
posted by Mister_A at 12:42 PM on March 6, 2008

My daughter's soccer team chants "PLAY HARD HAVE FUN!", which I like.
posted by padraigin at 12:47 PM on March 6, 2008

When I was just a little boy, I asked my mother what will I be
Will I be Arsenal, Will I be Spurs
Heres what she said to me:
Wash your mouth out son
Go get your fathers gun
And shoot some Tottenham scum
Que sera, sera

works for me anyway
posted by criticalbill at 12:52 PM on March 6, 2008

Rah rah ree
Kick 'em in the knee
Rah Rah rass
Kick 'em in the other knee

Should be sufficiently almost-naughty to delight five-year-olds.
posted by jbickers at 12:52 PM on March 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

Hah I love that one jbickers!
posted by Mister_A at 12:54 PM on March 6, 2008

There was a chant/cheer that cracked me up when I was a kid that I can't quite remember now, and Google is failing me. So I'm probably misquoting, but it went something like:

Move the ball! Move the ball! Move it down the field, NO THAT WAY!!!

There's also "KA all the way, goooooo (team)!" if you change the "KA" part.
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:00 PM on March 6, 2008

Ferocious fun for fivers:

What do we eat?
What do we eat?
Wolf meat!
Wolf meat!
How do we like it?
How do we like it?
posted by nedpwolf at 1:02 PM on March 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

Oh oh and this one also cracked me up as a kid:

Gimme a B! (B!)
Gimme an L! (L!)
Gimme a B! (B!)
Gimme an L! (L!)
Gimme a B! (B!)
Gimme an L! (L!)
(repeat as desired)
What's that spell? BLBLBLBLBLBL!!! (in which everyone does that thing where you wiggle your finger between your lips and make that underwater fishy sound)

Okay, honestly, that one I didn't hear until I was in high school, and it still cracked me up.
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:09 PM on March 6, 2008 [2 favorites]

How about:

Soccer! Soccer! Soccer!
We we're soccer machines!
Soccer! Soccer! Soccer!
We love ice cream!

It might be a challenge, but it would rule to see five-year-olds chanting this:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old!
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn!
At the going down of the sun and in the morning!
We will remember them!

posted by ignignokt at 1:13 PM on March 6, 2008

Best answer: A-W-E
Awesome we are and
Awesome we will be! HUH!
posted by radioamy at 1:24 PM on March 6, 2008

I for one would love to see 5 year old do this.
posted by jlowen at 1:46 PM on March 6, 2008

better vid here or just search for HAKA on youtube. I think my 5 year old daughter would love a chance to do a mean war cry at the top of her lungs.
posted by jlowen at 1:50 PM on March 6, 2008

my perpetual favorite is:

(repeat ad infinitum)
posted by youcancallmeal at 1:53 PM on March 6, 2008

We had one for Latin club that went thusly:

Peel! Bananas! Peel peel bananas! (Accompany with banana-peeling motions)
Throw! Bananas! Throw throw bananas! (Accompany with banana-throwing motions)
Stomp! Bananas! Stomp stomp bananas! (Stomp rhythmically on floor)
Go! Bananas! Go go bananas! (Wave hands up in air, do silly things, hop around in a circle, etc.)

No, I don't know what it had to do with Latin.


[Team name] is what? Dynamite!
[Team name] is what? Dynamite!
[Team name] is tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-BOOM Dynamite!
(Accompany the tick-tick part with hands going from at sides to above head like the hands of a clock, meeting above head in a clap at Boom.)
posted by fuzzbean at 2:11 PM on March 6, 2008

Person 1: What keeps the cows in?
Team: Defense!

Fuzzy peaches belly button lint dolphins* dolphins win win win
*put the name of your team here. I guess it needs to have 2 syllables.

There;s also the MIT cheer but that might be a bit much for 5 year olds.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 2:19 PM on March 6, 2008

When I swam on summer teams we cheered for the little kids by saying, "little hands little feet dolphin munchkins can't be beat"
That might be one to teach the parents on the sidelines.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 2:20 PM on March 6, 2008

Cobras! Cobras!
Comin' through the grass!
You better watch out
Or we'll bite you in the knee!
posted by SlyBevel at 3:36 PM on March 6, 2008

(From my scout camp workin' days. I could go on, but there are probably enough here already.)
posted by SlyBevel at 3:36 PM on March 6, 2008

Mod note: A few comments removed. The question is about actual five-year-olds, not outtakes from the next Adam Sandler movie.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:02 PM on March 6, 2008

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!, obviously.
posted by signal at 5:37 PM on March 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

Whether the weather is COLD,
And whether the weather is HOT,
We'll be together whatEVER the weather,
And whether we like it or NOT!

(This is for getting pumped before a game. To be said in a huddle, arms over shoulders and bouncing in rhythm with the chant. Repeat, getting louder and louder, until you "break")
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:11 PM on March 6, 2008

My old band (Dead Man's Curve, a surf band) used to do a band chant before going onstage. We gathered in a circle, shook our fists and yelled, louder and louder...

We will pre-vail
We will PRE-VAIL

Ended up being the title of our second album, and it worked.
posted by unSane at 6:49 PM on March 6, 2008

Our highschool soccer team had the standard hands-in-the-middle pile.

The coach would yell "Zicka Zacka, Zicka Zacka!"
The team responds "Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!"
Repeat 3X.

I forgot which culture this derives from, but it was a pretty fun chant for my adolescent self.
posted by dendrite at 7:26 PM on March 6, 2008

Pork chops, pork chops
Greasy, greasy
We can beat (other team)
Easy, easy!
posted by Oriole Adams at 8:27 PM on March 6, 2008

On the Haka theme, when I was a child playing rugby we used to do the Haka to the words of Humpty-Dumpty.

posted by handybitesize at 12:51 AM on March 7, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for the great Chants!
posted by Beaufort at 11:28 AM on March 7, 2008

The coach would yell "Zicka Zacka, Zicka Zacka!"
The team responds "Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!"

That's a Chelsea football chant, immortalised in the play Zigger Zagger, about a man whose greatest love is football (soccer) which was televised in 1976 (which is when I saw it).

YouTube has a full rendition which goes

Zigger Zagger!! Zigger Zagger!!
Oi! Oi! Oi!



Zigger Zagger!! Zigger Zagger!!
Oi!! Oi!! Oi!!
posted by unSane at 9:21 PM on March 7, 2008

unSane: awesome! I had googled it earlier but clearly it's pronunciation had evolved into something else when it hit the midwestern U.S. in the 1990s.
posted by dendrite at 3:54 AM on March 9, 2008

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