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
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
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
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
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.
from Day 2 can be found here. We will see you all tomorrow!
Questions? Email Coach Basanese at email@example.com