VC Soccer Summer Camp - Day 1 - 7/23/07
Coaches: John Basanese,
Guest Instructor: Brandon Stirm (Azusa Pacific Univ)
Points of emphasis:
1. Vitamins. As often as possible, every soccer
player needs to improve his/her touch on the ball. Work on the 1
touch passing (5 yds apart), lava, and back/turn drills as often as
possible. Remember to sweep your foot through the ball while balanced
instead of 'stabbing' at the ball.
2. Body positioning for passes. Remember to make
angled runs to receive the ball in a way that makes it easier for you to
make your next pass.
3. Driving a ball. To be successful in the higher
levels of soccer, you must be able to 'drive' a soccer ball. Work
on your lean off, and remember not to swing at the ball. The key
here is that repetition is the only way to improve.
4. The obvious ball is almost always the right ball to play.
Focus on receiving the ball, and looking up to play the
obvious ball as soon as possible. We will work on this more during
the rest of the week.
Please make sure to hydrate each night as it's hot out there!
Photos from the session can be found