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Time to update this old site


The time has come that we are looking to make some updates. We want to hear from you. What can make your involvement in soccer better?

Please help by, leaving a comment telling us what websites you use to learn more about soccer: playing, coaching, running a club, etc. (Not scoreboards or standings) know what's going on.

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Nervous about our first game!!!!

Hi! My husband and I are Coach and Assistant Coach for our 5 year old Daughter's Soccer Team. We have 8 precious little girls (ages 4 and 5). We are the "Sweet Peas" and our first game is THIS Saturday. Due to weather, we've only had 2 practices....a little nervous about our first game! We're ready to just have fun at this young age but don't want to miss out on "learning opportunities" for our girls to grow on. Would LOVE advice on drills/games that teach corner kicks, goal kicks, kick in's, and kick off's.

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Drills for a co-ed soccer team?(grades 6,7,8)

Hey, first of I really am a assistant coach of my school.Anyway, I was trying out for my school soccer team for my second year and the coach called me over. He asked me to get some drills for the school try outs and later the practices dubbing me assistant coach of the team in a way. So I thought up the drills from my own soccer practices that the kids in my school could do. I so far have three but I can't think of any more.Thank you any answers would be appreciated.

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Starting A Club Team

Hello My name is Amanda and my husband and I have been doing AYSO for 4 years now and we are finally fed up with their BS and we are looking into starting a team we have been doing a spring select team for AYSO but they make us pick different boys every year and this last year we had a great team and did well in the tounaments but come now the fall season we do not want to gived them up. How would you go about starting a team??? Please help...

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First Year as Head Coach

Well, I went from "Team Mom/Equipment Manager" to impromptu Assistant Coach for my daughter's indoor/Futsal team, to Head Coach of a Girls U-12 team in three years.I've never played soccer on a team - just helped my daughter with her skills and really paid attention during practices with select teams and professional coaches (we played up last year when she was 9 to a U-13 league).Before this, I coached cheerleading and softball. Kids are pretty much the same wherever you are, and I've made it a point to really do my homework on the game. I think I've also managed to recruit a young man to the position of volunteer assistant coach - and he HAS played before. We'll see if a 22-year-old can withstand 10 & 11 year old girls :) So far, he seems to be having a good time and the girls like him.
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Red Card from SoccerClub

Earlier we posted our first draft of our Rules for Membership to SoccerClub. The rules come down to show respect and don't screw around with anyone. We get constant notes about some of the "agents" offering to help players and coaches find teams. They are difficult at times to investigate since we don't want to punish and honest person doing honest work. However, what we have learned is that old classic; if it smells rotten, then it probably is.

As a result, we have started to ban some users, and I will keep a running list here in case these situations and pitches come back again, then we can squash them again. I posted their notes "as is" so you can identify if hese cases come up again at SoccerClub, or on another site that you are using. Please note that these are posted as written. If you decide to use these emails, you are doing so at your own risk.

Banned Users and Their Pitch

1) Date Banned: 2/1/09 - Maria Savimbi - Pasted as written
Maria savimbi said…From: Miss Maria savimbi
Good Day,Please Reply Me True this my altanative email (mariagoodday1989@gmail.com) With warm heart I offer my friendship, and greetings,and I hope this mail meets you in good time. However strange or surprising this contact might seem to you,as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past, I humbly ask that you take due consideration of its importance and immense benefit. I also sincerely seek your confidence, as I make this proposal to you as a person of integrity.First and foremost I wish to introduce mysel properly to you. My name is Miss Maria savimbi; I am the daughter of Late Jonas Malheiro Savimbi, leader of UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola).You can go through this wed site to know more abut my father. To know more about the struggle by UNITA to liberate Angola, click on the link below and read.http://www.the-idler.com/IDLER-02/3-16.htmlAfter my father death my mothers disclose to me the Uprising. Beforeshe was arrested that my father had a fund being deposited with a leading security Company in Europe, up to the tune of $22 Million USD which he told the securit Company as family valuebles.Sir I am Honourable seeking your assistance in the following ways
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2) Date Banned: 2/8/09 - benny emmy - Pasted as written
benny emmy wrote…Original note: hello am castellan benny. i can get you offers to clubs for you to start a coaching career immediately there are offers ready now in india and also europe. email me on benny.emmy@yahoo.com. will tell you more on the offer - castellan benny

Note 2 - you have to listern very carefully my fee for this opportunity is $4000 an assistant coach offer is available in India and the name of the club is AIR INDIAN FOOTBALL CLUBthis are what they require from you so you have to send it to my email now if you are interested then i will get the invitation letter directly from the club ok
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3) Date Banned: 2/8/09 - "Sang yang" - Pasted as written
"Sang yang" wrote…I AM SANG YANG,we urgently need Coachs and players if you are qualified please send us email at yangchina20@yahoo.com
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4) Date Banned: 2/8/09 - Hilary Brown - Pasted as written
Hilary Brown wrote…Talented Players or choaches. We are looking for talented players or coaches for reputable clubs, please contact us now email: recruitersport1@yahoo.com
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4 Simple Soccer Drills With Cones

Intro to simple soccer drills with cones

It is always fun to open up a video on the web and see players like Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo dazzling the world. It almost seems that they have the soccer ball attached to their foot. That is why the world loves them. When they touch the ball everyone is left in awe. While it seems like it is magic, it is not. These players are the best in the world and have become that way by practicing fundamentals. There are many drills and exercise that you can do to better your foot skills. It won't necessarily stun millions of people around the world but it will certainly help you play better. It will help you in one-on-one situations and increase your ability as a player.

Dribbling between the cones

Set up seven cones about a meter apart from one another in a straight line. The cones serve as an obstacle course that you must run through. Once they are set up, dribble through them slowly. Start on the right side of the first cone and go to the left of the next cone. Then go to the right side of the next cone and so on. When you reach the end turn around and do it again. When you feel comfortable, you should try using just your left foot or right foot. Isolating one side of the foot is always important to increasing your abilities

With the same set up, try dribbling around the cone. You should try to stay as close as you can to the cones without touching them. When you have successfully completed one rotation, go on to the next cone. You should continue until you have gone through the entire line of cones. Once again, you can concentrate on one foot at a time while working on you ability to cut.

Cut backs in the circle of cones

To begin, set up seven cones in a circle about 3 meters wide. Enter the circle and begin dribbling freely. Once you have become accustomed to the size of the circle, start to dribble up to the cones. When you get close, stop the ball by stepping on it and pulling it back. Then keep cutting across the circle and doing that. After a few moments go back to random dribbling. If you want to get better quicker, maker the circle smaller.

Soccer Golf

For this drill you need a lot of open space. Take your seven cones and spread them around the soccer field. If you feel like being really ambitious, place a number 1-7 on them. With them spread out, try to hit them using a combination of long passes and short passes. Play it like golf and keep track of your score. Once you hit one go onto the next one. See how many passes it takes to complete your soccer golf course

Speed zones

For this drill you will also need a lot of space as well. To begin, you need to set up cones standing upright or laying down. You should alternate between to two. The cones that are lying down are "Speed Up" zones and the cones that are standing are "Slow Down" zones. When you pass through a speed zone you sprint while dribbling the ball and when you pass through a slow zone you jog and dribble. These soccer-drills are all about increasing your dribbling abilities, your long and short passing and your cuts. They may seem very basic but when you practice over and over, these skills become second nature on the field.

Author info: Mirsad Hasic is the webmaster of soccer training guide where you will find more cool soccer drills and games.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mirsad_Hasic

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Please Don't be a victim, Be careful

To all coaches be aware of those people asking for players or coaches. Please, please don't send them any money. Because they make you feel like you will get the best job in soccer, then they ask for money giving you all kind of excuses for example: Forms , legal contracts etc...it's all Fraud.This web-site should be for honest Soccer coaches to learn from each other and exchange ideas in soccer coaching, managing, etc...not for those nasty Crooks.Please Don't be a victim, Be careful.
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drills for a girls middle school team?

I've played soccer all my life for a premier team. I'm coaching a girl's middle school soccer team this year. I know drills, but not ones that they're capable of doing...they have specific habits of the defense packing into the goal, not passing, and not getting into open space.--any kind of drill would help!thanks a ton :)
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