Summer Camp 2006, Day 3 a success.
July 25, 2006
After a highly successful first two days, the
boys soccer camp at Valley Christian continued. The heat actually
let up a little bit to allow a pleasant session of shooting.
With the temperature in the mid- 80's, the
campers went through a series of vitamin drills with Coach Fugate.
The campers worked on chest traps, one touch checking to the ball, and
Following the vitamins, John Basanese led
the team through a number of shooting drills to focus on the art of
The day finished with a round of
'flying changes' and the blue team finally did get a goal, from
Christian de Leon.
Former VC Soccer Star (and Azusa Pacific
University bound), Ben Hansen, was in
attendance to help Austin out in goal.
Ronald Jenkins, JV Coach, was
also there offering advice and showing us his amazing shot!
Tomorrow we will continue the camp with
dribbling, and defender will get a little more work, while the forwards
work on breakaways! 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.
Day 3 - Shooting
(Coached by John Basanese)
Never get caught flat
When heading, plant
your feet and use your body...not just your neck. Remember,
you're hitting the ball with your head, not the other way around!
Shoot to score, don't
shoot to shoot.
Sometimes redirecting a
ball is all that's necessary, you don't always need to use your
laces when you shoot.
For extra power, land
on the foot you shot with.
A quick shot, is often
better than a good shot.
If you come up with a
good shot, it needs a name!
Reminder: On Friday, we
will be jumping in the VC pool (if you haven't seen it, it's the biggest
pool ever!). Please make sure you bring something to swim in if
you want to swim. We'll be there from 11:30 - 11:55.
Parents, we'll be back at
the soccer field afterwards for pickup.
from Day 3 can be found here. We will see you all tomorrow!
Questions? Email Coach Basanese at email@example.com