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Player Resources (test4)

This page has resources for players to utilize at home!

 

Dundee United F.C. Individual Homework Program Materials

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Thank you so much to Dundee United F.C. – they are a Scottish Professional Football Club based in Dundee Scotland. They have provided the materials below for free to help keep the beautiful game moving for players at home around the world!

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Soccer for Success

 

weekly_resources_image_V3For access to older activities click here!

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Physical Activity

Join Coach Jess in English or Spanish to learn about hydration and striking the ball with the inside of the foot.

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Choosing water over sugary beverages (such as soda or sweet tea) can be difficult. Check out these tips (also available in Spanish) for staying hydrated. You'll also find a recipe to make drinking water a little more fun. 

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Mentorship:

Keeping a regular schedule is crucial for young people, especially during stressful times. Here are a few tips to create a consistent, fun, and healthy routine for you and your loved ones while at home. 

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Community Engagement:

The pandemic poses unique challenges for immigrant communities. This extensive list of resources outlines national and local efforts to support immigrant communities.

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Safe Spaces:

Let's get creative! Artists of all ages can design their own Safe Places to Play  mini-pitch with these new coloring sheets. 

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For more Soccer for Success at Home resources, visit soccerforsuccess.org/athome.

For children living in under served communities, social distancing and school closures are life-altering shifts. The U.S. Soccer Foundation is working tirelessly to keep kids and their families active and connected to our coach-mentor network during this challenging time. They need your help to give the Foundation team the vital resources to create Soccer for Success at Home and deliver it to families week after week.

If you can support them during this critical time, please make a gift to the Foundation today.

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Have you ever wanted to design your own mini-pitch?

Now you can!

We created new coloring sheets so that you can bring some creativity and color to your weekend. Utilize your artistic skills and tackle the Foundation logo or design your own Safe Places to Play mini-pitch. For those who want more creative freedom, try your hand at designing the surrounding areas too. The possibilities are endless!

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Need some inspiration? Check out our Safe Places to Play mini-pitch photo gallery for ideas.

We want to see your designs! Share them with us by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SoccerForSuccessAtHome.

We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.


DC Scores

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With DC schools closed and distance learning taking place until at least April 27th, DC SCORES has created a series of at-home soccer and writing activities for children that will keep their minds and bodies active until they can join their teammates back in school. SCORES at-home activities are created with SCORES participants in-mind but are appropriate for all students in grades 3-8 (for grades K-2, check out our Junior Activities at the bottom of the page!). Each activity takes about 20 minutes to complete. We recommend either printing a copy of each PDF to complete the activity or you can access the PDFs from a computer or mobile device and complete the activities on your own paper.

We will be releasing new #SCORESatHome programming each weekday.

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Share your challenges with us for a chance to win a prize or be highlighted on our social media! Email athome@dcscores.org or tag #SCORESathome on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok.

 

Tommy Thompson San Jose Earthquakes

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Tommy Thompson is a former U-20 US National Team player and is currently a starter for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer. He has created a list of short skill video clips where he demonstrates dribbling skills, juggling skills, cone work, ladder work, tricks, etc.  All these skills can be done in the backyard, in the street, in the driveway, in the family room, etc.

Check out Tommy's Youtube Channel for multiple training videos! 

 

Build your own Kick Wall

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A kick wall is a must for any soccer player. Technique is so important. Key components of technique include being able to properly pass a ball with the right amount of weight and receive a ball with the correct touch - a wall provides a great space to work on perfecting these elements. When practicing alone, using a wall can be a game changer for players who want to own their development.

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I built the kick wall you see on the homepage five years ago for my son. It's literally weathered snow, rain, cold, heat, and 1000's of hours of use and is still standing. The feedback from a wall is perfect - you will get back what you put in.

You can watch videos of the kick wall getting some use, look at free plans to build your own kick wall, and check out what others built.‚Äč

If you have access to a kick wall what are you waiting for? Go use it! if you don't, or are interested in another option, I provide free plans to build a kick wall that is a perfect size, solid, and cost under $40 in materials. 

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