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Summer Camp 2006, Day 2 in the books


July 25, 2006


After a highly successful first day, the boys soccer camp at Valley Christian continued.  Following a valuable session on defense Monday, passing was the skill of the day.


With the temperature in the mid- 90's, the campers went through a series of ballwork drills.  After a brief break in the air conditioned locker room, the guys continued with 'the weave' working on the slot pass.


The day finished with a round of 'progressive possession' and despite the heat, the campers did very well. 


Former VC Soccer Star (and Santa Clara Univ. bound), Jeff Coggan, was on hand for the second straight day to offer his advice.  Former VC Star, and current Azusa Pacific starting midfielder Donny Dequine was also in attendance.


Tomorrow we will continue the camp with Shooting!  It promises to be a very fun session, so make sure you get some sleep and drink lots of water!


Things to remember from the VC Soccer Camp:


Day 1 - Defense (Coached by Donny Fugate)

  • Eye on the ball

  • Defensive position, on toes, hips turned.

  • Pressure defense cuts off player with the ball, while cover player denies outlet pass.

Day 2 - Passing (Coached by John Basanese)

  • Work on drills such as 'Back turn' and 'Lava passing' as often as possible.

  • 1st touch is what distinguishes the top players, work on it as often as you can!

  • Move after you pass

  • Tell the player you pass to 'what they have' as soon as you pass it.

  • As you move off the ball, think of where you'll pass when you it get...before the ball gets to you.

  • Slot passes are very effective, keep the ball low and away from the keeper.

The photos from Day 2 can be found here.  We will see you all tomorrow!


Questions? Email Coach Basanese at john@vcsoccer.com