<![CDATA[coachbricesoccer.com - News]]>Tue, 08 Sep 2020 02:54:53 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Social Distancing Soccer Practice!]]>Sun, 21 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/social-distancing-soccer-practiceIt's great to be back on the field, giving the kids the exercise and training they need and providing social distancing for safety. #GoFCLions!
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<![CDATA[FC Lions Face Masks are IN!!!]]>Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-face-masks-are-in
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<![CDATA[FC Lions COVID Training, Crossing and Curving the Ball]]>Sun, 24 May 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-training-crossing-and-curving-the-ball
As promised, this week we are working on crossing and curving the ball.
Have a great week, and #GoFCLions! Next week we will do long balls, which are different than curving.
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<![CDATA[FC Lions COVID Training, Shooting with Inside Foot]]>Sun, 17 May 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-training-shooting-with-inside-footWe are going to work on shooting with your inside foot. Next week we will work on crossing and curving the ball.
  • Conditioning exercises. I have been hearing that many players are doing these as a family. Feel free to do this with siblings or your parents! These are some exercises I am doing myself at home:
    • 10-15 minutes jogging minimum
    • Conditioning exercises - do 2-3 sets (feel free to do more)
      • 10-15 jumping jacks
      • Side lunges 20-30 seconds 
      • Knee hugs 10-15 seconds 
      • Lunge twists 10-15 seconds per side (older kids and parents can use a weight if you want)
      • Plank shoulder taps 10-15 seconds 
  • Instructions for shooting with your inside foot:
    • It's basically the same technique as passing, just with more power.
    • Keep your eye on the ball and your toes up.
    • Look to where you want the ball to go.
    • Kick the ball like you are making a pass with your inside foot, but harder, and aiming towards the goal.
    • Lock your ankle when you connect with the ball.
    • Feel free to use a wall to practice the technique.
  • Here is another passing demonstration. You can use this to practice shooting with the same technique:
  • Here are some great examples from the pros. Most pros use this technique when they take penalty kicks or when they are inside the box:

Have a great week, and #GoFCLions!
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<![CDATA[FC Lions COVID Training, Shooting with Laces]]>Sat, 09 May 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-training-program-shooting-with-laces
We will continue to focus on shooting this week, this time with shoelaces, and below are Coach William's conditioning exercises as well. There are some photos from last year in the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI0NG7DVBIs


Conditioning:
  • 10-15 minutes jogging minimum
  • Conditioning Exercises (2 sets or more)
    • Burpees, 10-15 per set
    • Crunches, 15-20 seconds per set
    • Jumping Jacks, 10-20 seconds per set
    • Pushups, 10-15 per set
    • Russian Twists, 15-20 seconds per set

Tips for shooting with laces: 
  1. This technique is only used when the ball bounces or is in the air
  2. Look where or at which angle you want your ball to go
  3. Attack the ball, locking your ankle while shooting and connecting with the ball using your laces
  4. Keep your eye on the ball
  5. Control your body
  6. Follow through

Drills and tutorials:
Here are examples of great shooting with laces, also called volley shooting, from professionals:
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<![CDATA[FC Lions COVID Training, Shooting with Outside Foot]]>Sat, 25 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-training-plan-shooting-with-outside-foot​This week we are going to continue working on shooting, this time with outside foot.

Conditioning:
  • 10-15 minutes jogging minimum
  • Conditioning Exercises (2 sets or more)
    • Pushups, 10-15 per set
    • Knee Hug sit-ups, 10-15 seconds per set
    • Burpees, 10 per set
    • Crunches, 10-15 seconds per set
    • Leg slides, 10-15 seconds per side per set. Stand with legs shoulder width apart, standing in a squat position, like you are sitting in a chair. Keep your left leg steady, and slide your right leg out to the side and then back to its original position. Do this for 10-15 seconds, then switch to keeping your right leg steady and sliding your left leg out to the side.

Tips for outside foot shooting: 
  1. Before shooting, if you are right footed, your left foot should be a foot away from the ball so you can have room to shoot with the outside of your right foot
  2. Look where or at which angle you want your ball to go
  3. Attack the ball, and keep your eye on the ball while shooting

Drills and tutorials: Here are examples of great outside foot shooting:
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<![CDATA[FC Lions COVID Training, Power Shooting]]>Sun, 19 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-training-plan-week-of-april-19thThis week we will focus on instep, or power shooting. After we get through shooting, we will focus on crossing and curving the ball.

Conditioning:
  • 10-15 minutes jogging minimum
  • Conditioning Exercises (2 sets or more)
    • Pushups, 10-15 per set
    • Butt kicks, 15-20 seconds per set
    • Bicycle crunches, 10-20 seconds per set
    • Planks, 20 seconds or more per set
    • High Knees, 15-20 seconds per set

Tips for power shooting: 
  1. Look where or at which angle you want your ball to go
  2. Attack the ball, locking your ankle while shooting
  3. Keep your eye on the ball
  4. Control your body, placing your body slightly over the ball when shooting
  5. Follow through

Drills and tutorials:
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<![CDATA[FC Lions COVID Training, Freestyle]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-training-plan-week-of-april-10th
Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a safe and healthy week and that everyone got some good training in. 

Coach William video message for players:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vJZNlN_mmE


For the week of April 10th, let's focus on some fun and freestyle!
  • Conditioning exercises:
    • 10-15 minutes jogging minimum
    • Conditioning exercises - do 2-3 sets (feel free to do more)
      • Bicycle Crunches for 10-15 seconds
      • Pushups, 2 sets of 10
      • Knee Hugs - this is a kind of sit-up where you lay down and then sit up and hug your knees. You don't have to go all the way back to laying down. Straighten your legs out and then come back to hug your knees. Do this for 10-15 seconds at a time.
      • Shoulder taps - get in a plank position and alternate tapping one shoulder and then the other. Do this for 10-15 seconds at a time.
      • Torso rotations (also called "Russian Twists") for 10-15 seconds. Sit with knees bent with both hands together, rotating side to side and tapping the floor. You can hold a soccer ball while doing this.
  • Below are some inspirational freestyle videos. Please excuse the image quality for some. Go out and have fun with this!
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<![CDATA[COVID-19 Home Workouts with my Crew]]>Sun, 05 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/september-01st-2020
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<![CDATA[FC Lions COVID Training, Passing]]>Sun, 05 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-training-program-week-of-april-5thFor the week of April 5th, we will focusing on passing, and again, conditioning.
  • Conditioning exercises:
    • 10-15 minutes jogging minimum
    • Conditioning exercises - do 2-3 sets (feel free to do more)
      • Jumping jacks for 60 seconds
      • Torso rotations (also called "Russian Twists") for 60 seconds. Sit with knees bent with both hands together, rotating side to side and tapping the floor. You can hold a soccer ball while doing this.
      • Jog in place, knees up for 60 seconds
      • Supermans for 60 seconds (lay on your stomach, and then raise your arms and legs off the floor, tensing back and butt muscles, then relax and repeat)
      • Butt kicks for 60 seconds
      • Pushups, 2 sets of 10
  • Below are 3 drills and tips that I want players to focus on:
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvaD2AamMpU
      It is very important to keep your toes up. Passing is all about using you inside foot and outside foot, and sometimes even using your heels (professionals will do this a lot). It is also important to look at the ball before passing or kicking it because when you look up while passing, you miss your pass. Your eye needs to be on the ball while passing. The kids can use any equipment around them to practice passing such as walls, tables, anything that can bounce the ball back. Of course, siblings and parents can help.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kvW6Q2-Xs8

      This video implements the passing skills that I mentioned above
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs_Gxm9YhAM

      In this video, I want the kids to see the multiple passing techniques (inside, outside and heels back pass from Guti, the Real Madrid player) not the finishing.
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