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GDYSC 7/8 A: Practice schedule update
by posted 09/12/2019

All, please note the change in tonight's practice time.  With tonight being an open house, I'm expecting that a lot of the boys will need to leave early.  Just have them mention it to me when they arrive at practice.

The new schedule for practices will be:

  • Tuesday: 5 to 6:30 pm on field 6A 
  • Thursday: 5 to 6:30 pm on field 1B

-Gregg

 


 
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GDYSC 7/8 A: Schedule for first 4 games
by posted 09/06/2019

I'll be sending out an email about each individual game, but I'm posting this to the GDYSC page for our team for easy lookup.  Alternatively, you can go to here:


http://www.nvysl.org/clubschedule.php
and look up our team by Selecting:
Club: Groton-Dunstable Youth Soccer Club
Season: 2019-F (Fall)
Team: Groton-Dunstable B78 A

 

Game ID Date Time   Home Team Score   Visiting Team Score   Field
Week 1
6111 09/07/2019 4:00pm   Groton-Dunstable B78 A     Pepperell B78 A      MapQuest  Groton Dunstable Cow Pond 1
Week 2
6114 09/14/2019 4:00pm   Groton-Dunstable B78 A     Bolton B78 A      MapQuest  Groton Dunstable Cow Pond 1
Week 3
6115 09/21/2019 4:00pm   Leominster B78 A     Groton-Dunstable B78 A      MapQuest  Leominster Samoset 11v11
Week 4
6117 09/28/2019 4:00pm   Pepperell B78 A     Groton-Dunstable B78 A    

 MapQuest  Pepperell

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GDYSC 7/8 A: video - tonight's practice
by posted 09/05/2019

All,

During the season I'll be sending out videos to help prepare the boys for a particular practice.  During tonight's practice we are going to be spending some time doing this drill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aiJegSIgK4

If possible, please let your son watch it prior to practice so that he'll have an idea of what we are trying to achieve with the drill.  

Thanks,
Gregg

 


 
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GDYSC 7/8 A: Soccer Vollyball Tournament
by posted 09/03/2019

All, 

I have found that it is very difficult to get the boys to practice juggling the soccer ball, even though this may be one of, if not the most valuable individual practice method for their age.  To force the issue this season, I'm going to run a 1v1 soccer vollyball tournament throughout the season.  It will be double elimination, and the tournament bracket can be found here:

https://brackethq.com/b/evv/#.XXZcE7JUgXg.mailto

I will show the boys the rules this week and for those that can't make it, I'll post a short video later this week.  I'll give them time at each practice to play one game, and plan on having a few minutes before our home games to play when they aren't able to arrange their game during the week.  

To wet their appetite for soccer vollyball, here is a video of FC Bayern players having some fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoqLWX_a5vY

Here is a basic tutorial: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoHKbd5YG80

(Update) Later on in the video he covers more advanced work, including juggling against the wall.  This starts around the 7 minute mark: 
https://youtu.be/JoHKbd5YG80?t=421

For those that think they are too good for the basics  here is a video on the around the world:
https://youtu.be/ty_GmwChx4Q

The bottom line is that if they can't juggle the ball at least 50 times without it hitting the ground, they need a lot of practice.  The last practice of the year we may have a contest to see who can juggle with the most touches on the ball without dropping it.  Lets see how much effort they put into the tournament first.

-Gregg


 
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