Thursday, December 29, 2011
Every year we try to come up with new but reminiscent logo's for our events. I finally finished the LYC 2012 version, hope you guys like it and we would love to see you on the field competing March 30-April 1, 2012 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis, TN. Click here to get full details and register.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Just finished this video today. This is a video showing the end of season xmas party we did for FC Legendinhos at Midsouth Ice House in Olive Branch, MS. We skated for around 2hrs and the kids didn't want to leave. All they could say was when do we get to do this again! Hope you guys enjoy.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Known simply as O Fenomeno or Ronaldo Fenemeno this is a great video by Nike to show behind the scenes of his last game. Some stars shine so bright that they can only be here for a short period of time. That is the way I feel about Ronaldo. He is probably the greatest striker to ever play the game but he has had so many problems with his knees that we got about 1/2 of his career. The same applies to Mario Lemieux in hockey. Both players may be the greatest ever in there respective sports but injury and cancer did their best to stop them...they couldn't fully. Just watch the video and remember all the joy and magic that this player brought us... Pra Sempre Fenomeno or Forever The Phenomenon in English.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Hope everyone is as excited for the start of the league as we are! We set up the goals yesterday, and of course had to try them out for a couple hours...just to make sure they were safe.
Along with the start of the league tomorrow we wanted to be sure to pass on some of the facility rules.
First is that only water is allowed in the gym. No other beverages as they can spill on the floor and can affect the floor and the games. This is for players and parents.
Also we only have the gym rented not the hallways and classrooms so please do not allow your children to go run and play through the hallways. People are allowed to leave the gym to use the restrooms other than that please try to stay in the gym.
Only players allowed on the benches and there is no coaching! Please allow your kids to experiment and be creative in a stress free environment. This is the time for them to do it so they can learn when and how to do tricks and moves that will carry into outdoor soccer.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Today, adidas and UEFA presented the adidas “Tango 12″, the Official Match Ball for the UEFA EURO 2012(tm). The ball was unveiled on stage during the UEFA EURO 2012(tm) finals draw by former Ukrainian Olympic pole vaulter Sergey Bubka.
Based on the classic Tango design used during both the FIFA World Cup(tm) and UEFA EURO(tm) tournaments during the early 1980s, the adidas Tango 12 features a modern interpretation of the design including a coloured outline inspired by the flags of the two host nations – Poland and Ukraine. Etched into the Tango design are three bespoke graphics which celebrate the decorative art of paper cutting, a tradition in the rural areas of both host countries and link to the key characteristics of football – unity, rivalry and passion.
“The adidas Tango 12 is based on an iconic design which is known by players and football fans throughout the world, and it is great to see the design reinterpreted in such a creative fashion for the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament,” commented David Taylor, CEO of UEFA Events SA.
Complementing the design, the adidas Tango 12 features a series of triangular panels that are thermally bonded together to ensure a true, stable flight path. Covering each panel of the ball is a grip texture which supports boot to ball contact and enhances ball control. Beneath the outer surface of the ball lies a woven carcass and a new bladder for increased air retention and reduced water uptake.
The adidas Tango 12, which has been developed over a two-year period, underwent two rigorous types of testing – qualitative player testing, which was conducted across eight different countries, using players, federations and clubs from both elite and grass roots football, and quantitative lab testing, which concluded that the adidas Tango 12 meets and exceeds all FIFA Approved Standards for an Official Match Ball making it the most tested ball adidas has ever produced.
adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer commented: “The adidas Tango 12 is a combination of many years of football tradition coupled with extensive player and lab testing to make it the most tested ball adidas has ever produced.”
The adidas Tango 12 is the eleventh Official Match Ball produced for the UEFA EURO(tm) tournament leading on from a rich history in adidas football development which started in 1963. During that period, three Tango inspired designs have been produced for the UEFA EURO(tm) tournaments – the 1980 Tango River Plate, the 1984 Tango Mundial and the 1988 Tango Europa – making the adidas Tango 12 the fourth in its history.
The adidas Tango 12 will be used on field during the UEFA EURO 2012(tm) which kicks off on June 8th when tournament hosts Poland take to the field at The National Stadium Warsaw. All competing federations will receive an allocation of thirty Official Match Balls during the week commencing December 5th, six months ahead of the tournament, for training and competitive use. The adidas Tango 12 is available for purchase in adidas retail outlets and associated stockists as of December 3rd.