Yesterday we had practice for the younger kids. We started out with about 8 kids but by the end of practice we had a nice group of around 15. We practiced ball control and ended with a small game. The practices are going a lot smoother now that we have them divided into age groups! We are missing some soccer balls as there are more kids arriving now that it has been divided.
Check out some pictures from practice a couple of days ago. These are the little ones.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Cinda and Ray for coming by and helping us out. They where received with open arms by the kids and brought a great energy to the practice. You can check out some pictures of that practice below!
It was a fun day. Many of our players have never been to Encuentro beach before so they had an awesome time seeing the crystal blue-green water. Check out some more pictures below.
On Saturday our players did some passing, dribbling and shooting drills. Now that school is out we have players coming throughout the week to play soccer. A minimum of 6 players is required to start and they organize the games and practices from what they learned during the weekend. This is a great way to have them work together and be a team.
Last Saturday we worked on ball control while in big groups, passing and we touched back on the basic rules, positions and details of the pitch. You can see more pictures of the practice below. You can also check this post out on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.492216710818328.112718.247739251932743&type=1
Last Sunday we worked on ball control as well as target practice. At the end of the practice we had a small game which involved only 3 touches per teammate to encourage them to work together and pass the ball.
Starting off the weekend with another great practice. Check out pictures below. The kids are improving day by day!
After the friendly game with Sosua last weekend we officially have a new coach helping us out. Henry has already given two practices and he brings a new, more advanced style of practice for the kids to enjoy. Check out a couple pictures from the last practice by following the link below: Facebook Cabarete Futbol Practice Pictures
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Last weekend we got a nice visit from the Sosua soccer team. They came around half way through our practice to give our kids a little idea of what potential they can reach through hard work and dedication. They played a short game and then shot some balls at the goalie together. It was a great experience for them and they got a little extra motivation! Would like to extend a special thanks to Henry (Sosua coach) as well as Jeff for putting it all together and Jade for taking the pictures!