VC Soccer Summer Camp - Day 5 - 7/27/07
Coaches: John Basanese
Guest Instructor: Brandon Stirm, Donny Dequine
Theme of the day: Fun day! Some time in the VC Pool!
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.
Message from Coach Bas:
want to thank each of you for coming out this week. The coaching
staff and I had a great time, and I hope you did as well!
If I could ask you to take a few things from the camp that you've learned,
they would be:
Enjoy soccer, it's supposed to be fun. When you lose the fun side
of it, your game will suffer!
Practice at game speed. Doing drills slower will not improve you as
Continue doing your vitamins. The best players in the world still
do these. I have taught you the ones that will improve your touch,
and that's the most important thing in soccer. Do Lava, One touch
passing, and back turn as often as possible
The obvious pass is ALMOST ALWAYS the right pass. Don't wait until
you're pressured if there is a good pass available. The ball can
move faster than you can run.
There is a difference between a good finisher and a good shooter.
I'd rather have 3 goals in a game that were not that pretty, than 3
great shots and zero goals...your team might appreciate it too.
Lastly...PLAY CLUB SOCCER! When I grew up, I played year round.
The coaches in this area are great, take advantage of it!
That's it guys. Again, it was awesome having you all out there,
and I enjoyed meeting each of you. Hope to see you at next year's
camp if not sooner!
John Basanese (Bas)
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