Soccertoons training starts up August for the Portland Soccer Club

The famous Stop Hop Ah push utilized by Fiorentina of Italy was active this moring by U 5 and U 6 year olds, never to young to learn or too old.
The famous Stop Hop Ah push utilized by Fiorentina of Italy was active this moring by U 5 and U 6 year olds, never to young to learn or too old.
Coach Vagell teaches with humor, music and fun to increase foot speed and ball comfort to children of all ages.
Coach Vagell teaches with humor, music and fun to increase foot speed and ball comfort to children of all ages.
Every team had a chance to move forward and backward with smiles on all players
Every team had a chance to move forward and backward with smiles on all players
See you next Saturday Portland Soccer Club, keep on kicking that coconut.
See you next Saturday Portland Soccer Club, keep on kicking that coconut.
U-9 player with great touch demonstrates to coach Vagell his improvement.
U-9 player with great touch demonstrates to coach Vagell his improvement.

Last Soccertoons Spring 2015 009Simsbury June 23, 1015 Ray Reid Camp 004

Photo bomber sneaks into pix
Photo bomber sneaks into pix
Posers
Posers
Smiles and movement with the ball says it all.
Smiles and movement with the ball says it all.
Dippty Doo move
Dippty Doo move

The Airplane
The Airplane

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Soccer Shoes, Balls and Goalie gear for children in Haiti

If you have used or even new soccer shoes unwanted or not needed, soccer balls, shin guards, goalie gloves or shorts, please contact me. I am collecting these cherished items for children in Haiti who love soccer, but do not have the financial backing to purchase soccer equipment.  The program I am working with is called ‘Helping Hands, and Beyond.’ My dream is to take Soccertoons to Haiti some day, soon. Contact me through email coach@soccertoons.com or call me 860-295-0109  Thanks in advance for your huge hearts.

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Spring Soccer ends with the Portland Soccer Club today! Now summer soccer!

6 year olds and coaching staff.
6 year olds and coaching staff.
6 year old player put her all into the feint move.
6 year old player put her all into the feint move.
Young player works the Brazil move or Cruyff move.
Young player works the Brazil move or Cruyff move.
Taking off like jet!
Taking off like jet!
Caught in a pose.
Caught in a pose.
Working the pull behind
Working the pull behind
Pre K
Pre K
Parents helping out with their own children Pre K
Parents helping out with their own children Pre K
Another parent helping out their child
Another parent helping out their child
Orgainized fun
Orgainized fun
Wicketts
Wicketts
Hollywood with glasses
Hollywood with glasses
Taking off with the cone
Taking off with the cone
Team by team having fun
Team by team having fun
Airplane
Airplane
747 taking off
747 taking off
Ready to work team moves
Ready to work team moves
Cha Cha Slide time
Cha Cha Slide time
Coach with daughters
Coach with daughters

six year old dribbles through the wiley wicketts
six year old dribbles through the wiley wicketts

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Soccertoons fun May 21, 2016 at Portland Soccer Club with coach Vagell

New method of getting players comfortable wtih the ball and parents together. Shoulder therapy.
New method of getting players comfortable wtih the ball and parents together. Shoulder therapy.
Another therapeutic method of ball comfort back to back parent and child and ball.
Another therapeutic method of ball comfort back to back parent and child and ball.
How about head to head with the coconut with parent and child?
How about head to head with the coconut with parent and child?
Standing up from back to back is not easy for a six foot dad with his two foot son, but love and fun conquers all.
Standing up from back to back is not easy for a six foot dad with his two foot son, but love and fun conquers all.
Arms extended for balance and parental support.
Arms extended for balance and parental support.
six year old dribbles through the wiley wicketts
six year old dribbles through the wiley wicketts
The beginning of the airplane move with six year olds.
The beginning of the airplane move with six year olds.
An accomplished airplane maneuver by a six year old.
An accomplished airplane maneuver by a six year old.
Players learn to score on two moving goals, not easy but loads of fun.
Players learn to score on two moving goals, not easy but loads of fun.
Another two goal shooting option with a young superstar at Soccertoons clinics.
Another two goal shooting option with a young superstar at Soccertoons clinics.

Have to have one poser, and thats ok as long as were having some fun and learning.
Have to have one poser, and thats ok as long as were having some fun and learning.

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U-13’s Portland Soccer Club train with Coach Vagell May 19, 2016 Zone Defending

Changing direction away from pressure part of the possession training today.
Changing direction away from pressure part of the possession training today.
Pressure and Cover Training, balance about to be added to the zone.
Pressure and Cover Training, balance about to be added to the zone.
Part III of zonal defending added, the playes are beginning to understand and execute PCB zone.
Part III of zonal defending added, the playes are beginning to understand and execute PCB zone.
Dribbling away from pressure, not so easy.
Dribbling away from pressure, not so easy.
Have to have one poser, and thats ok as long as were having some fun and learning.
Have to have one poser, and thats ok as long as were having some fun and learning.
Overlap was successful getting behind the zone but unfortunately the server did not notice her run into space.
Overlap was successful getting behind the zone but unfortunately the server did not notice her run into space.
Entire team posing combination of blueberries and orange crush.
Entire team posing combination of blueberries and orange crush.
Blueberries strike a pose
Blueberries strike a pose
Orange Crush poses for publicity stunt.
Orange Crush poses for publicity stunt.

Picture says it all, this team is so much fun to train with, and they win and perform at a high level.
Picture says it all, this team is so much fun to train with, and they win and perform at a high level.

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Rain no issues with Soccertoons and the Portland Soccer Club in May 2016

6 year olds enjoy the Cha Cha Slide and learning six moves within the dance
6 year olds enjoy the Cha Cha Slide and learning six moves within the dance
Jeff Vagell trains the coaches and the players on the in & out push away move of the day.
Jeff Vagell trains the coaches and the players on the in & out push away move of the day.
7 year olds attack the wicketts developing a soft dribbling touch and most importantly confidence and fun.
7 year olds attack the wicketts developing a soft dribbling touch and most importantly confidence and fun.
One of the many great youth coaches at Portland Soccer Club learn with the players the famous pull and push away move.
One of the many great youth coaches at Portland Soccer Club learn with the players the famous pull and push away move.
Spin through the wickett and explode away is the theme of this acitivity.
Spin through the wickett and explode away is the theme of this acitivity.

Session ends in the rain and coach Vagell chats with players and coaches to review the days session.
Session ends in the rain and coach Vagell chats with players and coaches to review the days session.

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