MLS Playoffs And 3 Great Shooting Drills

Shooting on goal

 

 

 

 

 

MLS Playoffs and 3 great shooting drills to help young soccer players improve their skills.

With the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas winning the first two matches to move on, leaving

Sporting KC 2013 MLS Champions watching at home for the 2014 MLS Cup rolls on. Vancouver

Whitecaps were no match for the red hot FC Dallas team who many think is the squad to watch out for.

Next up will be Columbus Crew vs New England Rev’s and LA Galaxy takes on RSL which all be tough

matches with very potent offensive attacking teams. Seattle Sounders come in with best MLS

record this season and DC United return after a tough 2013 season for United, which seems hungry

to bring home the cup. Bradley Wright Phillips had a great 2014 season knocking in 27 goals only to

tie the MLS record putting the New York Red Bulls into the playoffs. Watching the great MLS players

shooting on goal, all came from years of practicing with drills to perfect striking skills to put that ball

in the back of the net. Enjoy the MLS Playoffs and 3 great shooting drills to help young soccer players improve their skills.


Teaching Shielding Techniques And Free Kick Success

Around the wall free kick

 

 

 

Teaching shielding techniques and free kick success can give an offense some quick opportunities

to score a big goal. Learning how to hold onto the ball and shielding from defenders can be a way

to get a foul, setting up your offense for a game turning goal. Back in youth soccer we used Coerver

System and worked with feints, hard chops at cutting with the ball, and just keeping your body between

the ball/defender. Quick starts and stops with the ball and giving up some ground to buy time for support

help to show as you maintain control is so important to making the defense to react to you. Sometimes

the defense creates a foul, giving your offense a free kick. Misdirection is always the key to a good free

free kick. Keep defenders guessing who on the offense might get the shot. Making false runs with

offensive players keeps the defenders less focused on the shooter. Having players fake as if they are

going to shoot can freeze the defense for that one split second for the real shot to go through. If you

have a good set play and want to share it with TheSoccerInfo staff, please send it through our contact

us page. Enjoy the video examples about teaching shielding techniques and free kick success can give

an offense some quick opportunities to score a big goal.




Top State High School Championship Teams In CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, OH, And WI in 2012

St Xavier Soccer KY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top State High School Championship Teams In CA, IL, NC, NJ, NY, OH, And WI in 2012.

St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J. ended their undefeated season with an 18-0 record, and a number

one national ranking for all hs boys soccer teams across the country. Jesuit HS in Carmichael CA

followed in the number 2 position in national rankings with a great 27-1 record in 2012. Ranked number

3 was 25-0 Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point NC with an undefeated season and 3A state

title. National ranked 4th was St. Xavier in KY,with 27-0 record. Number 5 was Arlington NY with 22-1

and Marquette University High School in Wisc. came in #6 with 23-1. The 7th ranked team Peoria Notre

Dame HS in Peoria IL had a great season closing out with 22 wins and only 2 loses. Number 8,9,10

came from Gonzaga in DC, Liberty HS in Ohio, and Martin Luther King Jr. in New York all had fantastic

2012 fall seasons and state titles. Congrads to the top 10 and all the state champions from 2012,

Warren HS in Gurnee IL, Green Hope in NC, and Tech HS in Henderson NV. [Read more…]

High School Soccer And USA Olympians In The Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School Soccer Programs And USA Olympians In Your Community, you might be surprised.

Quincy Illinois has one of the best high school boys soccer programs in the nation. Many college

and pro players come out of these great soccer programs across the US, and Jurupa Hills in CA is one

of the up and coming girls/boys soccer programs. Some USA Olympians are seeking out these

programs to train with in the off season. Heather Mitts from TEAM USA has met up with the Chaminade

HS Boys soccer team to push her conditioning in the off season. Other USA Team Olympians like

Brandi Chastain are giving back to their communities with youth soccer programs to show support for soccer players in all age groups.

Great to see high school soccer and USA Olympians in the community coming together..

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Top 10 Under 18 Scoring Champs And Top 5 Winningest Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Winningest Soccer Coaches, Terry Michler tops the list with 845 wins from 1972 to 2011.

Miller Bugliari and Gene Chyzowych both have over 746 wins, and both have success New Jersey

soccer teams. Greg Vitello and Vince Drake had over 716 wins and with Terry Michler had successful

St. Louis MO programs. Many of these coaches have had great young soccer players and have helped

them in U18 programs. Here is a list of some the hottest goals scores in the U18 category in some of

soccer’s best programs. The top 10 U18 goal scorers are in order Caleb Clarke, John Chronopoulos,

Christian Duarte, Daniel Garcia, Danny Jensen, Jake Freeman, T.J. Casner, Brandon Allen,

Mac Steeves, and Joey Calistri. See below some of these top young goal scorers. [Read more…]

Undefeated Girls High School Soccer Teams From Kansas, Iowa, And Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undefeated, what a great season for all these top 5 teams in the country. 21-0 Kansas state champs

Olathe East had huge run with Emily Jorgenson, Laura Schnell, Kirsty Corder and the whole Hawks

team in 2012. Ankeny HS in Iowa, now 20-0 and a state final to be played, sits in the top 5 also in the

nation. Coach Chris Allen has to be proud of this Hawks team. Sounds like a good thing to have a hawk

as your mascot. In Oklahoma, the 3rd ranked team in the nation was the Bishop Kelley Comets.

After 27 games with out a loss, and 17-0 this season, Troy Tokarchik’s girls team got their 13th state title in the last 14 years in the class 6A division.

Comets Goal Keeper Kaela Little named Gatorade Player of The Year in Oklahoma.

Watch these great soccer videos below, also share if you have one of these teams. [Read more…]

Set Plays In Soccer For Youth, High School Or College Level Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set Plays in soccer can make or break a teams winning momentum. Many coaches draw

up plays, can call them fancy names like Liverpool Red. Many coaches have told The Soccer

Info about their set plays for direct, indirect, corner kicks, throw ins, kick offs, drop ball,

and even goalie clears. If you have a drawn up play or video of a set play that worked for your team,

then email or hit our contact page. We would like to post it and give others a chance to run it.

Hope to see more goals from misdirection plays that keep the defense guessing where it going. GOAL [Read more…]

Girls High School Soccer is Hot In Naperville And Wilmette Illinois

 

 

 

 

 
Girls High School Soccer is Hot In Naperville And Wilmette Illinois.

Three of the top 7 teams in high school soccer are in the Chicago, Illinois area.

Loyola Academy is undefeated so far in 2012 with Tori Iatarola leading her team

with over 20 assists this season. Naperville Central, is not far from Loyola with only one

lost in the year so far, Naperville North is also ranking high in Illinois and across the nation.

New Trier High School in Wilmette and Plainfield North also made the top 30 in the country. [Read more…]

The Soccer Info Reviews Growing Girls Soccer Programs

soccer programs for girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls soccer becoming more popular across the country every year.

Here are the top 50 High School Girls Teams according to ESPN in 2012.

Many great girls soccer programs are up and coming, here is one of them.

U10 to U15 programs for girls soccer are becoming easier to find in every state.

Here is a nice video about the national girls youth soccer tournament in July 2011.
Some Free Books On Soccer, Some From $9 to $47, Great Choices.
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