Footie on the telly (contact me for a translation!)
I hope everybody out in the world of soccer is well and looking forward to the spring season - rain rain go away and all that! I would like to welcome you all to my second blog. I should be an expert by now right? Well not quite but I did enjoy writing the first one hope you enjoyed reading it. By the way I have not been dragged kicking and screaming into the world of Facebook and Twitter yet so here on the website is the best way to say hello.
I mention my home town of Barrow-in-Furness more than once on this website and for good reason. Read the rest
2011 Smart Soccer Camps
Closing in on 25 years!
I feel a celebration coming on!
We will shortly be posting a 'special discount offer' for a camp equipment package on the web store as follows.
If you register for a soccer camp and purchase the equipment package by May 31 you will receive a $10 discount on the equipment package. The package comprises a ball, shin-guards, water bottle and knapsack priced at $40 but due to this special offer you will pay $30. Full details to be posted shortly however if you register for camp in the meantime simply enclose an additional $30 for the equipment and write discount code 'SSEQUIP2011' on your check.
April and may are busy months for camp registration we look forward to seeing your child at a Smart Soccer camp this summer!
If you are a coach one of your top priorities should be running effective practice sessions for your players. It helps to have a consistent structure to your practices your players will absolutely benefit from this approach.
A suggested practice format is as follows:
- Fun warm-up with the ball - lots of turns, touches and reaction games!
- Skill teaching! Spend some part of every practice teaching a specific skill
- Shooting! All kids love to shoot include some shooting at every practice.
- Game! Conditioned, small sided or regular the kids love to play!
Tip: Use neutral players in games to help develop the art of possession
If you as the coach are also a proficient player join in the games - no tackling though! Your players will benefit from your experience as you help them to find space and show them how to pass effectively to feet / space. Give them a 'star point' every time they play a great pass to coach!
Thank you for taking the time to read the SMART SOCCER newsletter!
$10 OFF equipment package if you register for camp and purchase equipment at the same time before May 31. More details here soon.
Discount Code SSEQUIP2011. Write on check
| Offer Expires: 5-31-11|