San Francisco kids soccer • 18 months – 7 years

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Tips for young soccer players from the USA Gold Cup win

The USA secured victory against Jamaica in the Gold Cup final. In the dying minutes of the game Jordan Morris smashed an instinctive drive from inside the eighteen yard box past four defenders and the despairing dive of the Jamaican keeper to clench the win in the 88th minute. Morris’ goal atoned for some poor defending where he was at fault for allowing his defensive target get goal side and score. The final result was 2-1 in the USA’s favor. Jordan Morris is only 22 years old. He did not let his error impact his game in fact he worked

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A wonder goal on the road to Russia!

Michael Bradley struck a wonder goal against Mexico at the Estadio Azteca to keep the US men’s national team (USMNT) in the running to qualify for the 2018 world cup hosted by Russia. The United States’ captain intercepted a pass, surged downfield and executed a magical chip to catch the goalkeeper off his line. The final result was a credible 1-1 draw. The goal showcased what a modern midfielder needs in their arsenal to be successful. It is a fantastic example of how we should be encouraging our kids to play. Here are some attributes to highlight to our young players: A

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Take a look at how our players are coming along

Player of The Week: August – Loomis Street August smiled throughout the whole class, and always loves practicing his skills. In ‘Shark Attack’ he was one of the best defenders and showed some impressive skills in the scrimmage! Wildcard: Nadav – Mission Bay Our 12.15pm Lion cubs class was a high coach to cub ratio this week and Nadav’s soccer skills shone out. Nadav listened attentively to the directions for each drill and during our scrimmage game he gave it his all, dribbling up and down the field switching from defender to striker with ease. Keep up the great work!

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Player of the week – taking a look at Mission Bay this week!

Player of The Week: Niklas – 10.15am Fox Cubs This week our player of the week goes to one of our younger cubs – Niklas. Niklas has been with us for a number of seasons now and his skills on the ball are top of his class. Even the games where balls are optional Niklas never takes part without a ball at his feet – constantly improving his dribbling and shooting skills. Wildcard: Callan – 11.15am Tigers During our drizzly 11.15am Tiger cubs class our numbers were low but the cubs that made it out were on the top of

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This weeks “stand out” cubs

Player of The Week: Mason – 11.15am Grizzlies Never one to give up, Mason showed some improving skills this week. His close control with the soccer ball was very impressive throughout the class. Wildcard: Joseph – 11.15am Grizzles After taking some tough tackles Joseph still kept a smile on his face. He kept playing really well throughout the whole session. Most Improved Player: William – 10.15am Grizzlies William has been steadily improving in every session. He has developed good close control and is now adding some impressive passing to his skills.

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Our Outstanding Cubs

Player of The Week: Devin (Lions 9.15am) Devin was new to class this week but this didn’t stop him having fun and improving his skills as soon as the class started. Devin really impressed the coaches with his close ball control and great attitude in the scrimmage. Most Improved Player: Mateo (11.15 Grizzlies) Mateo has started the Grizzlies season really well. Always had a smile on his face and never gives up. He had improved his soccer skills so much in the last few sessions, especially his close control and passing. Wild Card: Marley (Grizzlies 10.15am) This was Marley’s first class of the

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Tips for aspiring midfielders and their parents

It takes a great squad to win a World Cup,along the way the U.S. Women’s National Team left blood, sweat and tears on the field. Morgan Brian’s clash of heads in the semi final win against world number 1 ranked Germany embodied the steeliness of the team. Abby Wambach’s and Christie Rampone’s selflessness by putting the squad first and not allowing their demotion to the bench detract from the formidable spirit this group of players had shown as they progressed through the earlier rounds of play. However the heart beat of this team was Carli Lloyd. To witness her performance

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Can “Hands” Solo deliver the US to the world cup final?

The must see clash between the USA and Germany occurs on Tuesday June 30th 4pm PST. Their pre-tournament rankings have proven accurate as number one ranked Germany takes on the number 2 ranked USA. A lot talk going into the World Cup surrounded the attacking talents of the USA in the shape of Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. However it has been the dominant displays their era defining goalkeeper Hope Solo and her defense which has allowed the team to progress through the tournament. Solo has only conceded 1 goal in the first 5 games while leading the

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USA is at the top of their group!

The Women’s World Cup is well under way and our home team is top of their group and top overall by the looks of the table below – GO USA!!! Check out the standings as of today:http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/groups/ Be sure to check out their next game on June 26 at 4:30pm when USA plays China! Former USA player, Mia Hamm, had some great viewpoints on kids, soccer and parents that she gave in a 2012 interview. At SFF Soccer Juniors we strive to build a foundation of soccer skills in a fun environment that will prolong girl’s and boy’s love of soccer.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup – 2015

FIFA Women’s World Cup – 2015 This week hosts the first game in the 2015 FIFA women’s soccer world cup. The games are being held in our neighboring country Canada and I for one am very excited to watch the tournament. USA has an amazing women’s soccer team and I’m looking forward to seeing our starts fight for the title over the next few weeks. The first game for USA is June 8th at 6.30pm (PST) and can be watched on Fox Soccer. For the full list of games visit: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/matches/index.html This tournament will be a great chance for your

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