<![CDATA[COACHBRICESOCCER.COM - News]]>Tue, 21 May 2024 21:29:10 -0400Weebly<![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!
<![CDATA[FC Lions Face Masks are IN!!!]]>Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://coachbricesoccer.com/news/fc-lions-face-masks-are-in
<![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.
<![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!
<![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:

  • 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: