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!
We have been super busy lately so haven’t had much time to post any new things but we are still here and practicing. We’ve gotten some more shoes donated thanks to an organization called Cabarete Cares. Also, we are getting more players everyday and they are improving so fast. Many thanks to everyone who is currently helping and to those who have helped in the past! Practice is today at 5pm and we will be having a fun pick me up game! Come and join!
Today we took four of our players to Encuentro beach to have some fun in the sand. We where allowed to play during a surf competition so there where plenty of other kids around who joined in on the fun. Playing in the sand is a big difference from playing on our usual field. At the end of the day we all had a good time and we came back to practice at 2pm. Pictures of our practice and the beach game will be up soon!
Here we present you with the first goal ever scored by Cabarete Futbol. Last weekend we got the chance to play our very first game against another team and here is one of the four goals that we scored! Enjoy.
While we wait check out a quick video shot with the GoPro. For the players that show up early to practice we tend to play some mini games while we wait for the practice to start. This time around we had 3 teams of 2 and a goalie playing on half of the field.
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