There are so many options these days to play and practice all year. Bancroft, Teamworks, Five Star, and Forekicks all have programs running. I've watched some really great games at Bancroft and look forward to see my daughter play at Fore Kicks soon. Please use the SYSA Facebook page to share your team openings and stories.
If you aren't on a team, there are still so many great options to practice at home if you have a garage or basement with some open space and a wall. Building these skills, strength, and agility take time but will help you enjoy the game more. Ball control generally equals fun at game time. Here are a few links to check out:
Tobin Heath's Closed Space- https://youtu.be/rCKuWsew6ss
Wall Ball - https://youtu.be/CIDMQsybncw (be sure it's a safe place to practice...try not to break anything)
Dribbling Skills - https://youtu.be/L8nLeD9WdVk
Agility - https://youtu.be/VchxPuX24HY
Juggling - https://youtu.be/Txr2YQzsLDU
One of the best ways to learn with piles of snow in your driveway is watching the game being played. Saturday mornings are full of soccer on TV and there are some great videos for all type of teams.
USWNT - https://youtu.be/zV_SRK3gtls
USMNT - https://youtu.be/L8N5NqCPty4
Best of luck as you gear up for the Spring, Summer, and Fall soccer!
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