Valley Christian Summer Soccer Camp -
Valley Christian Boy's Soccer summer camp got off to a great start on
Monday, with over 30 kids coming out. The weather was perfect,
with a cloud cover, and temperatures in the high 70's.
The theme of the day was defense, and here are the key
coaching points to remember from day 1!
Sweep the leg while passing, get balanced, and push your foot
through the ball. Don't stab at it!!
Defensive positioning. Put a guide hand on the back of the
offensive player, but be careful not to push. Watch the ball,
and be on your toes.
If an offensive player gives you space, take it. Try not to
allow them to turn.
A defender's job is to slow down the attack until help arrives.
Once you hear that you're clear to make a play for the ball, do so.
Close the space, "get there fast, but arrive slowly." Don't
Doing pressure cover, cut off the passes that will hurt the most,
and LISTEN to your teammates for direction.
Make sure that you hydrate tonight, and come tomorrow with drinking
Photos from today's session can be
Tomorrow's theme...The different types of passing, and properly
receiving a pass!