Plum U8: Grass Roots Football night with Crew 02Jun2022

Thursday Night Football presented by the Plum Youth Soccer Club,. This is Grass Roots Football in Plum Boro, PA. Normally the lights are saved for the big kids but with all the 😜 crazy rain this spring season we were able to reschedule one of our make up games to a Thursday Night. Nature treatedContinue reading “Plum U8: Grass Roots Football night with Crew 02Jun2022”

Jr. High: Next level thinking

I found this article to be very simple and concise in explaining what was once called total football. There are a few clubs that have the skilled players to pull this off this form of soccer. This is truly the coaches dream scenario. While this may not apply to the game we play, it isContinue reading “Jr. High: Next level thinking”

Plum U8 30April2022 Picture Day

Key words of this week (focus on defense)Get CompactStay compactProtect the Goal At this age I feel and US Soccer’s Player Development road map feel that being the goalie can be a little overwhelming, scary or just not fun for most kids. If you want to play goalie, great, I will play you there, butContinue reading “Plum U8 30April2022 Picture Day”

JR High: Defending 1v1 don’t dive in.

This one is a simple review of the one v one defending piece from today. I’ve had years of shuffling feet, squaring up shoulders and forcing forwards away from their dominant foot. I don’t expect you all to master your footwork overnight, but I hope you’ll take the challenge to make some time each practiceContinue reading “JR High: Defending 1v1 don’t dive in.”

JR.High: 26August Theme breaking out from goal kicks.

Warm-up: We’re in class all day so the dynamic warm up when you hit the field is now the standard start up before touching a ball. Sitting all day in school is not good for our soccer muscles. Play 1: 4v4 and 5v5 in small grids. NETS Use the small goals and break into smallContinue reading “JR.High: 26August Theme breaking out from goal kicks.”

JR.High: 18 August- Fred Training

Hello Ladies and Parents: Due to Fred- Official Training has been moved to the stadium turf from 6-7 thanks to the high school girls for sharing their field. I will provide an optional hour from 7-8 off-field on the lower field working on set pieces. The optional hour is completely up to you and yourContinue reading “JR.High: 18 August- Fred Training”

JR. High: 17 Aug overview.

Just so you know we are not doing drills and not running the trails. Steal Pressure cover Balance Outnumber Steal I do need help getting the balls from the shed to the lower field. I also need help getting the socks from Matt’s truck so you have them for picture day. Pilot Freight messed upContinue reading “JR. High: 17 Aug overview.”