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International Soccer Boarding Schools, Summer Camps, Team Tours and Monthly Training
July 28, 2006 Issue No. 9

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Featured Articles

2006 EduKick European Soccer & Language Camps Update

Session #1 campers have all returned home safely after completing three-week programs in Italy, France, England, and Spain. Session #2 EduKick campers are currently training and studying daily in Europe.

Youth soccer players from around the world (ages 11-20) came together for the first three weeks of July in countries across Europe attending EduKick soccer & language camps. The players came from over 30 countries across the planet….connected by their love and passion for the “beautiful game” and learning languages. EduKick is very proud of these courageous players….most of whom came across seas as individuals to attend EduKick but all of whom left the program with many new and dear soccer friends. It’s been a great season so far…here’s a short 2006 camp update:

France group in Cannes

In France, players attended the EduKick venue in beautiful Cannes, within French Riviera. The group trained daily under licensed and experienced pro coaches, attended daily French lessons, and had excursions to Monaco and the French Riviera beaches!

Italy group in Perugia

In Italy, players enjoyed a two-tier camp experience. The first week was spent in Abruzzo and the following two weeks in Perugia (Umbria region)! After Italian class every morning, players trained under the technical director of Ascoli Soccer Academy (Italian Serie A club) for 2-3 hours per day. The excursions at EduKick Italy were visiting Sienna and Rome!

Girls team in Madrid

In Spain, EduKick’s most popular venue, players from around the world met in Madrid…studied Spanish and trained daily under the guidance of the Aragones brothers (the family of Luis Aragones, coach of Spain). In Madrid the players actually scrimmaged a Real Madrid youth team and played another match against a visiting youth team form Mexico! Madrid in July was very busy for EduKick….with 52 players in the session #1 regular camp and another 23 players in the Elite camp at the famous training grounds….Ciudad del Futbol”.

“EduKick England” - English Language & Culture Football/Soccer Training Camp operated in conjunction with BWFC Football in the Community and hosted by English Premiership Professional Football Club...Bolton Wanderers FC! Players from over 10 countries attended this most unique English language study soccer development program at the “Reebok” stadium in Bolton. The campers attended two hours of English classes daily in the “executive suites” inside the Reebok stadium and then afterwards, trained for three hours plus daily under the direction of the Bolton Wanderers in Community coaching staff. The cultural excursions in England brought the EduKick campers to Manchester to visit Old Trafford and to Liverpool to tour Anfield stadium! The players resembled the “United Nations” with 10 plus nationalities represented at EduKick England this year.

Presently there are two (2) EduKick programs still running in Spain. Session #2 regular camp and Session #2 Elite camp (reserved for players that qualify)! Summer camp registration is now closed but EduKick is still open for registration for year-long boarding schools and ask also about our “monthly” custom courses in Spain! Players can attend any month September through June on a “monthly” custom course….joining in with the players attending the “year-long” soccer course.

Two other notes of significance are that EduKick will offer in Spain, Italy and England ½ year boarding school options for 2007. Players deciding on this option would arrive January 8, 2007 and continue until June 20, 2007. Full-time EduKick boarders begin the program September 15-24, 2006 and complete the course approximately June 20, 2007 also. Secondly, look out for EduKick’s Spring Training option this year in México! Players can register for one-week (7 days) soccer training & Spanish language courses anytime from March through June. EduKick expects good numbers during traditional” “spring break” weeks but the emphasis on this custom course is individual development so players are encouraged to participate any week (or weeks) that are convenient for them! Check the website soon for further details or call EduKick today to inquire.

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Custom Team Tours

EduKick Year-Long Soccer Boarding Schools in Spain, Italy & England (2006/07 Registration deadline is August 15, 2006)

EduKick Boarding School registration for the academic year 2006/07, beginning September 15 and finishing approximately June 20, 2007, is still open and accepting applicants until August 15, 2006. Interested parties are encouraged to contact EduKick immediately to begin the registration process as the student VISA required for this study abroad program could take some to time to aquire (for non-European Union member students).

In England, the "Year-Long" English immersion soccer boarding school program is available for boys and girls from 16-18 years old and is a qualify only program. Players are enrolled in our affiliated English school and train daily under the guidance of the English Premiership Football Club, Blackburn Rovers FC's technical coaching staff. Also available (for both minors and University age players) are one, two & three month "custom" soccer development options. See more information on the Blackburn Rovers programs and the Bolton Wanderers summer program here.

In Italy, the "Year-Long" Italian Immersion High School Soccer Boarding School Program is only available for boys only from 15-18 years old. Players are enrolled in our affiliated Italian High School, Convitto Nazionale, Principe di Napoli and train daily under the guidance of the Ascoli Calcio / Italian Football Academy (IFA) technical coaching staff. For players from 18-23, EduKick provides a "University" option in Italy at the University of Perugia for Foreigners. Also available (for both minors and University age players) in Italy are one, two & three month "custom" soccer development options. See more information on Italy programs here

In Spain, all EduKick programs are overseen & directed by Poli & Anselmo Aragones (professional soccer coaches and the grown nephews of Luis Aragones, coach of Spain's 2006 World Cup squad! Sr. Anselmo Vicioso-Aragonés coaches and conducts workshops for athletes, sports associations, coaches, and parents on mental, emotional, educational, and developmental needs of athletes. This summer Anselmo will be working with the Spanish National Team in the FIFA WORLD CUP (read an article in Spanish here) in Germany as the team's mental coach. Our High School Spanish Immersion Soccer Boarding School outside Madrid welcomes both boys and girls from 14-18 years old. In 2006/07, EduKick will also be offering a University option for players 18-23 years old at the University of Madrid, where students study Spanish language & literature exclusively and then train daily under the guidance of the Aragones brothers and their professional staff. See more information on Spain programs here

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World Cup Report
Congratulations ITALIA!!

Italy claimed a fourth world title in a penalty shoot-out victory over France after the two sides finished a goal apiece following extra-time in Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Italy won in a shoot-out 5-3 to add to the titles won in 1934, 1938 and 1982 and banish the bitter memories of a defeat on penalties to Brazil in the 1994 final in Pasadena.

Italy now hold the most World Cup titles following 2002 winners Brazil who have five titles.

Read more about World Cup info...www.FIFAworldcup.com

Soccer Tips / Drills

Heading Exercises

1. Each player with a ball, emphasis on striking the ball at the hairline. Players self-head ball back to hands as they jog across field and back. Stop at each line (sideline to sideline) to stretch.

2. Pairs with one ball. Moving across width of field, player running backwards tosses ball to oncoming player, who alternates heading to tosser's feet and hands.

3. Pairs with one ball. Tosser on end of grid (15-20 yards long); header attacks ball for either defensive or attacking headers as he or she moves forward or backward to play ball.

4. Players with one ball each, head juggling to self. Add movement to a line and back while working in pairs. Make relay race - return to starting point if lose control of ball.

5. Pairs juggling. Hit ball twice and return to teammate; 3x, 4x, 5x and work numbers back to one touch.

EduKick recommended soccer drills click here.

What do you think?

All votes are in! You have responded and thought that Brazil would win the World Cup! Obviously, they did not as Italy was the eventual winner.

This weeks question...

The two main stories of the World Cup were Zidane's head-butt and Italy winning. Which one will be remembered the most and talked about in years to come?

Zidane Head-butt Bigger Story
Italy Win Bigger story


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International Soccer Boarding Schools, Summer Camps, Team Tours and Monthly Training
June 16, 2006 Issue No. 8

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Featured Articles

EduKick meets with the Spanish National Head Coach, Luis Aragones


EduKick Spain General Director, Anselmo Vicioso Aragones, recently hired by the Spanish Futbol Federation’s Board of Directors as the Spanish National Team’s “Mental Coach” for the Germany 2006 FIFA World Cup, is doing his part to make sure the Spanish World Cup players are mentally focused and prepared for the world’s most popular sports tournament currently under way in Germany. So far so good… in their opening match, under the direction of Anselmo’s Uncle, Spanish Head Coach Luis Aragones, Spain gained three points in a very impressive 4-0 victory over group rival Ukraine.

Anselmo Aragones (EduKick Spain Director on the left) and Luis Aragones (Spanish National Coach) discuss futbol strategies.

June 15, 2006 -- EduKick Spain General Director, Anselmo Vicioso, has been recently hired by the Spanish Futbol Federation to serve as “Mental Coach” for the Germany 2006 FIFA World Cup. Vicioso and his former professor at Boston University, Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky (a pioneer in High Performance Sport Psychology), are contracted to serve as the Spanish National Team’s mental coaches. So far they are off to a great start with Spain showing composure, confident, and focus in their opening match against the Ukraine. Mr. Vicioso, who possesses his Masters Degree in Education with a focus on Sports Psychology from Boston University and is the owner of Edugoal Sport Psychology Consultants, oversees all EduKick Spain soccer programs, including: EduKick Spain "Elite" Soccer Camp set for July at the famous Spanish Futbol Federation's Ciudad del Futbol, EduKick Madrid Spanish Language Immersion Soccer Development Camps, and the EduKick Year-Long Soccer Boarding School Programs. Says Vicioso, “I am honored to have been given the opportunity to work for the Spanish Federation and do my part to help our Spanish team succeed in the World Cup.”

Make sure to view other training options: International Soccer Camps
Soccer Boarding Schools and Monthly Programs
Custom Team Tours

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EduKick Madrid Camps

EduKick's 2 featured programs of the month

For the months of May and June EduKick is offering a limited time offer for 2 featured camps. When registering within the month of June mention this promotion and you will receive $100.00 off of the listed tuition for the Summer Soccer camps below:

Featured Camp #1 "EduKick Italy"


Daily professional soccer training and Italian language lessons in Perugia, Italy.

Featured Camp #2 "EduKick France"

Daily professional soccer training and French language lessons in the French Riviera - Cannes, France.

Read more about these camps here

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World Cup Report
World Cup Facts

  • Brazil could win the World Cup for the sixth time
  • Some 30 billion people are expected to watch the World Cup on television
  • Two teams could win the World Cup for the fourth time - Italy (1934, 1938 and 1982) and Germany (1954, 1974 and 1990) have each won it three times
  • The most expensive World Cup ticket costs 600 Euros
  • Each German player will receive 300,000 Euros if they win the World Cup on home soil. In 1974, when they won at home, they received 18,000 and a VW Beetle.

  • 64 matches will be played at the finals in Germany


  • Read more about World Cup info...www.FIFAworldcup.com
    Soccer Tips / Drills
    Many North Americans lack the game knowledge and sophistication gained from watching top level soccer on TV and in person. This is changing, now, with the beginning of the third year of Major League Soccer and as a result of the recent 1994 World Cup held in the USA. But the problems of players not watching soccer and using it as a learning tool is still evident in that a country the size of the USA has trouble beating small teams like Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifying. The one thing that young players, now, can do to improve themselves is to watch more soccer, on TV and in person.

    To become a great player you have to learn by watching. Watch the great players. They all have something to give you. Take what they are offering and make it your own.

    Training Habits

    In training you’ll develop habits, both good and bad, that you’ll use in games. So train smart so those habits are good ones that you’re carrying over to the game.

    Remember these three points:

  • Get your head up
  • Take a picture (be aware of your surroundings before you receive the ball)
  • Be on your toes


  • EduKick recommended soccer drills click here.
    What do you think?

    All votes are in! You have responded and feel that Wayne Rooney will be ready to play in the World Cup! Let's see how many games he'll get in.

    This weeks question...

    Even though the tournament has just started - who will win?

    England Will win
    Brazil Will win
    France Will win
    Italy Will win
    Spain Will win
    Another Team Tell Us


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    In The Next Issue
    Find out more interesting World Cup Facts.

    - Learn about EduKick programs Click Here.
    - To register for a program Click Here.
    - To see EduKick News Click Here.
    - To see 30 minute Direct Kicks TV shows about EduKick Click Here.

    Article Suggestions or Comments

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    International Soccer Boarding Schools, Summer Camps, Team Tours and Monthly Training
    May 18, 2006 Issue No. 7

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    ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER!  

     

    World Cup madness is here...so don't forget the final deadline to register for EduKick's 2006 European football summer camps and Year Long football boarding schools is Wednesday, 31 May 2006.

    Positions are still available for:

     

    EduKick France 2006

    (with AS Cannes on the French Riviera)

    EduKick Italy 2006

    (with Italian Football Academy)


    EduKick Spain 2006

    EduKick Spain 'Elite Program' 2006
    (most popular camps)


    EduKick England 'Advanced Program' 2006

    (with Bolton Wanderers FC)

     

    What's special about EduKick?

    EduKick's football camps and boarding schools are the ultimate in language immersion, study abroad, football travel programs.

    They provide professional football training combined with quality language instruction and chaperoned cultural excursions to maximize the young person's overall experience abroad.

    Contact EduKick for details now:

    Please view www.edukick.com to get information on all of our camps and our 'Month Long' and 'Year-Long' soccer boarding schools.  

     

    To register online today, click here.

      

    Call or email to discuss if interested ... we will answer any questions you may have, provide more program details, and chat about the benefits of participating in our football education programs!

    Make sure to view all other training options: International Soccer Camps
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    Custom Team Tours

    EduKick Director Update   

    EduKick Spain Director Anselmo Vicioso-Aragones has recently signed a contract to work with the Spanish National Team (going to World Cup in Germany).
     
    Click here to read more about this
    Article #1
    Article #2 

     

     

    EduKick's 2 featured programs of the month

    For the months of May and June EduKick is offering a limited time offer for 2 featured camps. When registering within the months of May or June mention this promotion and you will receive $100.00 off of the listed tuition for the Summer Soccer camps below:

    Featured Camp #1 "EduKick Italy"


    Daily professional soccer training and Italian language lessons in Perugia, Italy.

    Featured Camp #2 "EduKick France"

    Daily professional soccer training and French language lessons in the French Riviera - Cannes, France.

    Read more about these camps here

    Support our "Official" Soccer Gear Sponsor Galex USA - "Your Soccer Power"


    World Cup Report
    Did you Know?


    The FIFA World Cup (often called the Football World Cup, Soccer World Cup or simply the World Cup) is the most important competition in international football, and the world's most representative team sport event. Organised by Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's governing body, the World Cup is contested by the men's national football teams of FIFA member nations. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930 (except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II), however, it is more of an ongoing event as the qualifying rounds of the competition take place over the three years preceding the final rounds.
    Read more about World Cup info...www.FIFAworldcup.com
    Featured EduKick Player
    Player Info

    Name: Daniel Asher
    Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
    Born: 8/21/1987
    Ht: 5"7 Wt: 130 lbs
    Position: Striker/Midfielder
    EduKick Program:
    2005/06 Grifo Master Soccer Boarding School


    Player Profile
    Daniel is a crafty and speedy left-footed midfield/forward that resembles the American International, DeMarcus Beasley. Daniel is currently enrolled at the Italian Football Academy (IFA)/EduKick "Year-Long" Soccer Boarding School but is home now participating in University "showcase" matches. IFA Technical Director, Bruno Redolfi, says "Daniel is a fast and tricky player that will always be an asset to any team because of his strong left foot and ability to read the game. He is progressing well here in Italy and I believe that we will be a valuable additional to any American University program."
    Soccer Tips / Drills
    Become a "student of the game".
    Watch soccer on TV, read soccer books and begin to think and talk about systems of play, attacking and defensive strategies.

    One of the best ways to acquire foot skills with the ball is - you guessed it - juggling! Juggling a soccer ball is an individual skill that anyone can practice almost anywhere. Soccer moms tend to frown on indoor juggling though, but don't let that stop you!

    EduKick recommended soccer drills click here.

    What do you think?

    Last edition's question was a tough one but you have voted Thierry Henri to win the Golden Boot. Closely followed by Ronaldinho

    This weeks question...

    Will Wayne Rooney be able to overcome his injury and play for England this World Cup?

    Will Play Yes
    Will Not Play No


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    In The Next Issue
    Find out more interesting World Cup Facts.

    - Learn about EduKick programs Click Here.
    - To register for a program Click Here.
    - To see EduKick News Click Here.
    - To see 30 minute Direct Kicks TV shows about EduKick Click Here.

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    International Soccer Boarding Schools, Summer Camps, Team Tours and Monthly Training
    March 28, 2006 Issue No. 6

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    Featured Articles

    EduKick meets with the Spanish National Head Coach, Luis Aragones
    EduKick V.P., Joey Bilotta seen here with Luis Aragones


    EduKick V.P., Joey Bilotta and Edugoal President and EduKick Spain General Director, Anselmo Vicioso Aragones traveled to Madrid, Spain March 7 – 14 to conduct EduKick Spain business. Mr. Vicioso Aragones, the nephew of the head coach of the Spanish National Team Luis Aragones, together with his older brother Poli, directs all EduKick Spain Language & Soccer programs.

    The EduKick Spain soccer & language programs include two (2) summer Spanish language immersion soccer development three-week camps, a two-week Elite camp at the famous Ciudad del Futbol soccer training complex, custom monthly “individual” training programs, and full year academic soccer boarding schools in Madrid (both University and High School levels).

    Anselmo Aragones (EduKick Spain Director on the left) and Luis Aragones (Spanish National Coach) discuss futbol strategies.

    In cooperation with the Real Federacion Espanola del Futbol, EduKick will offer an “Elite” Soccer Development camp at the Ciudad del Futbol (former training grounds of the Real Madrid and current training grounds of all the Spanish National Teams) this summer from July 9 until July 23, 2006. The camp is open to boys and girls 14-22 years old that qualify. This "Elite" camp is intended for those high-level players that aspire towards playing either University of professional soccer. EduKick V.P., Joey Bilotta, says, "Each player attending the EduKick Spain "Elite" Camp at the Ciudad del Futbol will also receive a DVD Media Promotional Packet, including 5-6 minutes of video and digital photos of the player, interviews and technical evaluation reports, that the participating players will be able to bring home and disseminate to interested collegiate, university or Olympic Development coaches."

    Make sure to view other training options: International Soccer Camps
    Soccer Boarding Schools and Monthly Programs
    Custom Team Tours

    EduKick Spain “Year-Long” Soccer Boarding School Players Entering 8th Month of Program

    The EduKick Spain “Year-Long” Soccer Boarding School 2005/06 participants are entering their 8th month in the program and by all accounts are having the Spanish Language & Culture Soccer Experience of a Lifetime! In this inaugural year with the EduKick Year-Long Program, four (4) players participated in the unique Spanish language immersion soccer school. This year’s four participants are: Ryan Duffy (16, San Ramon, CA), Sani Tachibana (15, Ichihara City, Japan), Kelsey Santos (17, Redwood City, CA) and Katherine “Kat” Zublin (17, Newport Beach, CA).


    Upon arriving in Madrid to commence the program in September 2006, the players were enrolled in a public Spanish High School called La Cabrera (outside Madrid) and train everyday after school with EduKick Spain professional coaches. They live in an adult supervised apartment style residence and spend the weekends attending cultural activities or catching a Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid professional soccer match.

    EduKick V.P., Joey Bilotta, recently returned form Madrid, Spain where he met with the group of players and their schoolteachers and soccer coaches. Says Bilotta; “It is amazing to see the growth on these teenagers as both soccer players and human beings. I am impressed with their Spanish level and the coaches tell me they have improved immensely on the pitch also. Its a great experience for these kids and I am very proud of them.”



    The EduKick Spain Year-Long Program is overseen & directed by Poli & Anselmo Aragones (professional soccer coaches and the grown nephews of Luis Aragones, coach of Spain's 2006 World Cup squad!) Our High School Spanish Immersion Soccer Boarding School outside Madrid welcomes both boys and girls from 14-18 years old. In 2006/07, EduKick will also be offering a University option for players 17-23 years old at the University of Madrid, where students study Spanish language & literature exclusively and then train daily under the guidance of the Aragones brothers and their professional staff.

    EduKick is currently accepting registrations for the 2006/07 Spain Year-Long Boarding School. The program begins September 15 and goes until June 15, 2007. Interested applicants should register immediately as the STUDENT VISA process does take some time. Inquiries should be directed in info@edukick.com

    Click on this link for more information
    EduKick Madrid Camps

    EduKick's 3 featured programs of the month

    For the month of April EduKick is offering a limited time discount offer for 3 featured camps. All registrants within the month of April will receive $100.00 off of the listed tuition for the Summer Soccer camps below:

    Featured Camp #1 “EduKick Mexico”


    Daily soccer professional training and Spanish language lessons in Puerto Vallarta.

    Featured Camp #2 “EduKick Italy”


    Daily professional soccer training and Italian language lessons in Perugia, Italy.

    Featured Camp #3 “EduKick France”

    Daily professional soccer training and French language lessons in the French Riviera - Cannes, France.

    Read more about these camps here

    Support our "Official" Soccer Gear Sponsor Galex USA - "Your Soccer Power"


    World Cup Report
    Overall World Cup Statistics
    Most Tournament Appearances:
    Brazil - 17 Tournaments
    Champions Record:
    Brazil - 5 Times
    Highest Scoring Game: Austria vs. Switzerland
    7 - 5 (1954, Quarter Final)

    All Time Top Scorer: Gerd Müller,
    Germany - 14 Goals
    Most Goals in 1 game: Oleg Salenko,
    Russia - 5 Goals
    Most Appearances: Lothar Matthaeus, Germany - 25 Appearances
    Most World Cup Tournaments:
    Antonio Carbajal, Mexico and
    Lothar Matthaeus, Germany - 5 Tournaments

    Total Attendance: 27 519 971
    Record Attendance: 3 587 088 (1994)
    Highest Attendance (1 Game): 199 854
    (Uruguay vs. Brazil, 1950 Final Round)
    Avarage Attendance: 42 732

    Read more about World Cup info...www.FIFAworldcup.com
    Featured EduKick Player
    Player Info

    Name: Pasquale Lionel Antonio Rago
    Hometown: Edmonton, Canada
    Born: 1/24/1988
    Ht: 5'9" Wt: 147 lbs
    Position: Midfielder
    EduKick Program:
    2005/06 IFA Master Soccer Boarding School


    Player Profile
    Pasquale comes from an Italian-Canadian family with a long and rich soccer history. His father, Carmelo, played University soccer on scholarship in the US and his older brother is currently playing professionally in Chile. Pasquale’s younger brother, Antonio, is also part of this year’s IFA MASTER CLASS and is a U17 Canadian International. Pasquale is currently in talks with several US Universities about securing his services for collegiate play. Pasquale is a very technical player with exceptional field vision and play making ability. Under the guidance of Bruno Redolfi, the IFA Technical Director, Pasquale has become a more physical player, which adds to his overall repertoire. Says Redolfi, “Pas understands how this game should be played. He provides opportunities to his teammates because of his passing skills and ability to read the game. Pasquale would be an asset to any University soccer program back in the states.”
    Soccer Tips / Drills
    Quote from V.P.
    ”Professional soccer players are not born…they are made…with years of hard work and relentless determination.” - EduKick, V.P., Joey Bilotta

    Spend Personal Time With The Soccer Ball: As mentioned in the last newsletter, juggling creates what we call “ball familiarity”…the ability for your body to recognize and adjust to the ball in a natural fashion. Players should juggle every day for 30 minutes or more. Use both feet; keep the ball low at your feet, combination juggle, and work moving while juggling. If a player juggles for 30 minutes a day for 6 weeks in a row, he/she will increase their balls skills by well over 50% (we promise)!

    When Shooting on Goal – Always pick a Corner! Most youth players need serious work on their shooting technique…again; it’s a matter of ball familiarity. One of the most important things to remember is to “pick a corner” when shooting. As the quote goes, “ Don’t hit it and hope…knock it and know!” Remember that accuracy always prevails over power.

    Remember to take 500 shots a day - (find a wall somewhere) 250 with each foot. When shooting remember to use the inside, outside, and instep of each foot! Players should begin to develop different types of “shots" (i.e. bananas, dipping shots, etc.)

    Do SIT-UPS and PUSH-UPS DAILY! Daily sit-ups and push-ups will allow young players to begin to develop their upper body strength, which is a very important part of the game. Begin a crunch routine to develop the abdominal muscles and do a minimum number of push-ups daily to build strength in your arms and chest.

    Commit to becoming a better player: Set some achievable “soccer goals” and follow through with all efforts required to achieve your goals…there is no substitute for HARD WORK!

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