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The Technical Patriot
This column deals with issues and things you can do to help improve your game.
Make sure you get your parents or carers permission to use a ball inside the house first!
Something you should always do is have a ball at your feet, it doesn’t have to be a soccer ball, it can be a soft ball especially inside the house, it doesn’t have to be as big as the ball you play outdoors with.
All you want to be doing with this ball is touching it with your feet as you walk around, in your room, watching tv, in the back yard, you don’t need to kick it, touch it with the top of your foot, bottom of your foot, side of your foot, inside of your foot, on both feet.
Do this every day you get a chance to and in a short space of time your touch on the ball will be so much better and the ball will feel like it’s part of your foot.
At training, get there 10 minutes early and do the same with the balls you have at training, there is plenty of time to kick a ball at training so your coach will be happy to see you taking small touches moving around with a ball before training. When training starts put the ball back and get ready to learn from your coach!
This is a simplified method to an introduction to ball mastery which is an essential part of helping a player understand what the ball can and can’t do when they move it with their feet.
Keep practising, the more you practice the easier it gets.
See you all next time.
The Patriots Corner
Welcome to the first of what will be one of many informative items for all players, supporters, friends, volunteers at the club.
Firstly, welcome to 2017 and what a big year it looks like being. Our senior group is busy working hard to prepare for the new season, with so many new players arriving at the club for the first time the scene is set for a rewarding period for Playford.
A warm welcome to all our new players and returning players in the senior group and the big change this season is that every player in the senior group trains together, it doesn’t matter if you’re an 18, ressie or first team player, we are all here together looking to achieve a sustainable and rewarding football journey.
Shortly, the junior teams will be back out preparing for their season and we already have three confirmed trial games and our junior launch day with plenty planned so stay tuned to our new web page and facebook page for all the goings on.
Our Mini Roos are looking good also with most players continuing on their journey of discovery with fun, enjoyment and learning the game they love. They will start training in the near future so if you haven’t signed up there is still plenty of time to get in touch with the club.
Our senior teams are playing some trial games leading into their Season 2017 Round 1 game at home to Gawler on Saturday 4th March. Keep an eye on our pages for times and venues and come and support the club at home games, we want to make Ramsay Park a fortress with lots of home support to help our teams achieve their goals.
Until the next edition stay focussed and enjoy your football. Go Patriots!!!!!