Sunday, February 27, 2011

No Pelada today

Due to the Midsouth Challenge tournament we will not have Futsal today. We will be back playing 3/13 & 3/20

Monday, February 21, 2011

MCS Practice Sessions

At the coaches clinic we ran for the Memphis City Schools we offered to come out to practice and help these teams out as well. Raleigh-Egypt, Snowden, and Cordova have already taken us up on that offer. Last Thursday we ran a session on Ball Control and passing technique as well as the brazilian warmup for Raleigh-Egypt. On Friday we ran a session on Ball Control technique and Defending technique for Snowden. These sessions went great and we will be working with Cordova tomorrow (tuesday the 22nd).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Futsal Peladas Start This Weekend!

We have exciting news for everyone...futsal will continue until the end of March!

The players seemed to have a great time playing with each other Sunday playing “pelada” style and we have had many requests to keep Futsal going. So, we had a meeting with the church this morning and decided to offer a weekly "pelada" to satisfy the need and continue to improve the players. A "pelada" is the Brazilian word for a pick up game and is also to help educate the meaning of this word as April 1st we will be bringing the Pelada Movie to the Avenue at Carriage Crossing. This will be free of charge to everyone and shown outdoors on the wall at the grassy area next to Soccer USA. Also, we will be playing 5v5 at the mall "pelada" style after the viewing.

Pelada Information
- Dates 2/20, 2/27, 3/13, 3/20
- 2:00 - 3:30pm will be U10-U12/13
- 3:30 - 5:00pm will be U13/14 and up
- games start this sunday (2/20)
- $10 for the first time playing (so we can get insurance for the players)
- players or parents will need to fill out a waiver the first time playing as well
- $5 per game for every game players play after that
- these games will be coed

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ronaldo (O Fenomeno) retired today

My favorite player of all time retired today. In honor of O Feneomeno here are the 47 goals he scored in one season for FC Barcelona.


Legendinhos coming in April

April 8-10th the tournament that started it all returns to Mike Rose Soccer Complex. This is the only tournament we know of it's kind. We include (organize and register) our local international kids that play in their own leagues on rundown fields throughout the city. The fact that these kids never play with the mainstream club kids hurts both groups. Through competition we not only hope to breakdown barriers and bring everyone together, we hope to improve US Soccer as a whole.

click here to see full details and register

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo amazing skill with his back vs. Real Soceidad

Wow, too bad he was offside and this didn't work. Try this at home kids.