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To be continued Fall 2022. . Subscribe for updates. East Brady Futsal Soccer

LEARN the game of futsal soccer while having FUN for FREE!

Where: East Brady Community Center

Who: Kids ages 6-12

When: Fridays in November and December 2022

Use the form below to sign up then come to the EB Community Center on the following Tuesday

Coach David and East Brady Borough are re-introducing futsal to the Community Center. Please sign up if you are interested. Thanks to East Brady Borough we are able to offer training for Karns City and neighboring schools. Players will be matched up appropriately based on age and skill.

This introductory course will be offered in the old East Brady High School Gymnasium/Auditorium.

Why Futsal?

It’s the perfect game for encouraging activity and foot skills on a Saturday morning. Instead of watching the full-size game on TV or Playstation, futsal will allow your player to get into the beautiful game this summer, improve their foot skills and get active.

Whether you are a resident of the Karns City/East Brady area, a neighboring or co-op school district or a seasonal resident, this introduction or refresher course on futsal is the perfect way to learn the lifetime game of football.

Jr. High: last game day 29Sept2022 vs Latrobe.

Do you remember when we went to Latrobe?

Remember how we talked through our strength as a team and I gave you the chance to put together our lineup?

This time we know they have one player who plays the 9 and will try shooting whenever she has time and space from inside 30! She will also find a way to run onto balls in open space and take on our defenders. When we shadowed her with our 6 she then took the ball to the corner and served crosses to her teammates.

We also played them before we learned how to defend corner kicks with all 11. Since then we have improved our defending positioning and physical play.

Let’s be exceptional today and give our best for each other.

Jr. High: @Gateway 28Sept22

Please complete form below AND print or hand write a similar document to file with coach before departure from AHS

Bus Departure time from School on is 2:40PM. Please be ready to go by 2:25 PM if at all possible. There will be oranges and Gatorade for the trip down.

Uniform- White- Blue Game Shorts- White Socks. SHIN GUARDS. A place to store piercings, jewelry, watches. . .these are not allowed on the field according to NFHS, FIFA, PA West and just about any other soccer governing body. Coach Dave doesn’t have pockets in his shorts. . . so please remember to remove all jewelry and place it in your bag before stepping on the field.

Bring a Water Bottle. Remember to Hydrate throughout the school day. Bring that bottle with you for the game.

Change into the uniform at school before boarding the bus in front of the school.

The following game day items will need to be loaded onto the bus for away games:

  • Brine Balls
  • Pugg Goals
  • blue cones
  • Medical Kit
  • Ice
  • Ice Bags/Cooler

Light snacks will be provided for the trip back to AHS.

It is preferred that all players return back to AHS on the team bus, however if you have any family plans, items where leaving from the field is a necessity please complete a departure from field slip and file with coach before departing for the game.

Jr. High: 26Sept2022 @FR Vet’s Field

Pack for the weather. It’s sweata weatha season.

Please complete form below AND print or hand write a similar document to file with coach before departure from AHS

Bus Departure time from School on is 2:40PM. Please be ready to go by 2:25 PM if at all possible. There will be oranges and Gatorade for the trip down.

Uniform- White- Blue Game Shorts- White Socks. SHIN GUARDS. A place to store piercings, jewelry, watches. . .these are not allowed on the field according to NFHS, FIFA, PA West and just about any other soccer governing body. Coach Dave doesn’t have pockets in his shorts. . . so please remember to remove all jewelry and place it in your bag before stepping on the field.

Bring a Water Bottle. Remember to Hydrate throughout the school day. Bring that bottle with you for the game.

Change into the uniform at school before boarding the bus in front of the school.

The following game day items will need to be loaded onto the bus for away games:

  • Brine Balls
  • Pugg Goals
  • blue cones
  • Medical Kit
  • Ice
  • Ice Bags/Cooler

Light snacks will be provided for the trip back to AHS.

It is preferred that all players return back to AHS on the team bus, however if you have any family plans, items where leaving from the field is a necessity please complete a departure from field slip and file with coach before departing for the game.

Jr. High: vs Connellsville 22Sept22

What you need to know about our formation as explained in detail with each role!!!!!

https://www.soccercoachingpro.com/4-3-3-formation/

In this formation, attack is the best form of defence and you need high energy players to make the best of it.

About our 9 – the target lady should be a big, physically imposing striker capable of holding the ball up and bringing others into play or defending the other teams central defender so they cannot do their job of winning the ball and building their attack.

Our 7 and 11- the wide forwards must work hard defensively to limit the opposition’s play out wide. Force their attack to our middle. In this formation, the wide forwards (if this is indeed how the team plays) must be fearless with their creativity and constantly attempting to create goal scoring opportunities for the central striker. They can do this by overloading the wing alongside the fullback and getting crosses into the box or by using the decoy outside to drive at the opposition’s defence. They can then either get a shot off or attempt to slip someone through behind the opposition’s central defenders. This requires that they’re good at dribbling and have a good shot on them.

based off of team snap availability

Jr. High: Where are we at mid-season?

Self-reflection is a great life tool to have in your tool belt. After completing a 1-0 game last night with two coaches being issued cards for dissent. I took a moment to reflect and ask myself did I and my referee team impact the game or did we let the players decide the game on the field. I ask was I correct with my judgment. Did I handle dissent efficiently? Was there ever a moment where I missed an item regarding player safety? Did anybody truly try to cheat the game? The irony here is as a referee I get when a central defender says to bump off the other teams 11. High school soccer is truly the craziest form out there since 5’3″ freshman forwards can be matched up against 6’2 central defenders. This is really the first form some players run into where they are no longer in age appropriate classifications. The result for referee’s is seeing the smaller player going to the ground often and in spectacular fashion when they bump into these much larger defenders.

I tend to look at every Jr. High season as a learning and learning season. While wins and losses are nice, I realize that in order to be competitive on the high school level we need to make sure every year we have between 7 to 10 girls move on to the high school program each year. These numbers would allow our high school team to play a JV and Varsity schedule. Why is this important? The game really is the best teacher. Playing games that are realistic to the full size game gives players the best experience. We really do have a situation where some of our team’s girls play lots of soccer and some are just getting on the field and learning to compete for the first time.

Take this week to reflect on where each of us our as Jr. High players. Use the guidelines of US Soccer to see if you are meeting the player actions defined for the U14 grass roots player.

Mid-season Objectives- Please take a moment as a player for personal reflection:

  • Individual
    • Develop improved skills with the ball
    • Develop intelligence with and without the ball
  • Team
    • Develop partnerships within the team
    • Promote faster decisions and better awareness
    • Improve confidence and comfort in different positions.
Where are you in this listing of player actions?

Jr. High: vs Deer Lakes Soccerfest 2022Sept17

We are the kickoff game for the Armstrong Riverhawks Girls and Boys soccer presents soccerfest 9/17/22 starting at 9am!!! Please remember to drink some water, juice and/or dairy/non-dairy when you awaken and eat breakfast before our early game. The good news is we don’t have a 7am bus time. See you at the stadium around 8:30 for warmups–>FIFA 11, 5v5 small sided (Bella P, Carlee, Zoey, Evva goalies).

The game plan is not going to change since it has been working and we are beginning to understand the importance of the keys to being the best team on the field on any given day. We will have a new 10 and 5 due to our injuries and family commitments. If you haven’t read the bullet points before here they are one more time. . .

  • First Five/Last Five Protect the Goal, get compact, stay compact. This will be the biggest field we play on to date.
  • Defend corners with all 11.
  • Have a hand on each others back and support each other as we are all stepping into new positions today.
  • Possess. Small balls wide. Alissa and Kylie can switch as the game presents better matchups. Use the width for building our attack. Avoid the middle. Keep the ball. Keep it on our wings.
  • Goal Kicks/Free Kicks look to do the quick tap and dribble with a teammate before the other team is in a defending position.
  • Bethany please share the secret to the 9 if you don’t know how to play the 9.
Carlee, Alissa and Mia have at it. . . .

9:00 a.m. AHS Jr. High Girls vs. Deer Lakes
10:30 a.m. AHS Varsity Girls vs. Deer Lakes
12:30 p.m. AHS Jr. High Boys vs. West Shamokin
2:00 p.m. AHS Varsity Boys vs. Leechburg
4:30 p.m. RGS YMCA Youth Travel Teams 

Defend corners with 11.

If you want to understand roles of the attack better. .this is a 9 minute view.

Jr. High: @ Plum Larry Mills Park 15 Sept 2022

  • First 5/Last 5. Communicate–Defend the narrow field. Protect the goal, Stay Compact, Don’t chase the ball.
  • Defend corners with all 11- See diagram below. Corners are great goal scoring chances. Defend defend defend. KEEPERS communicate.
  • Build our attack out wide with Big Balls on the right, Small balls through the 8 on the left today due to our lineup changes. Win the run of play. . .
    • Short quick touch, dribble free kicks if available. Anything from 25 and in let Lexi or Mills shoot.
    • Short touch dribble goal kicks with Lexi and Alissa.
  • Support each other in your new roles with a hand on each others back. It’s OK to make mistakes and learn. There is only winning and learning when we play the game.
  • Be the best team on the field today. Be willing to break the game down into 10 minutes segments to compete.
Sorry Evva, forgot to list you. . .
Defend corners with all 11