Footskills and hula hoops with music, equals fun and player development !

Multi purpose hula hoops with Soccertoons clinics create fun and magic with the ball
Dribble under the hoop, jump into the hoop and hula jump out of the hoop!
Player manages to jump into the hula hoop but can he dribble out and hop out?
Safe landing into the center of the hula hoop now to find a way out with the ball
Players pass ball through the veritcal hoop and must around the outside of the hoop without being tagged by the coach, first step development
One foot in the hoop while the other guides the ball around the outside of the hoop for turning skills
Cha Cha turn with one foot in the hoop and one outside, tricky maneuver for a six year old but she is being guided through the skill
Footwork Footwork and Footskills and more Footskills
and more footskills with the cha cha slide
six year old with advanced footskills so much fun to watch these players improve
Older Portland Soccer Club players provide great role models for the dribblers and kickers and pre K of the club.Paying it forward
More 12 year old players paying it forward by helping the 6 and 7 year old players learn the skills they learned a few years ago with Soccertoons.
12 year old ex Soccertoon graduate teaches the skills to pre K players, paying it forward.

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Soccertoons training pre K children/players and their parents to have fun with the ball

Never too early to start soccer fun and ball skills
4 year olds have some fun with their parents and the ball
Nothing lke a game of snatch with your mom or dad
oh my goodness, snatch!
Follow your parent as they dribble or visa versa is always fun.
Another satisfied player, smiles say it all!
the Hula OOOOps, so many soccer skills can be taught with a hula hoop.
A little excited we started kicking the coconut around again
Two satisfied young players

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Johan Cruyff quote for February 6th, 2017

One of the all time masters of soccer, his wisdom for young soccer players is so valuable.  “Our philosophy was actually very simple, and remains so today. There’s a ball, and either you’ve got it or they’ve got it. If you’ve got it, they can’t score. If you use the ball well, the chance of a good outcome is greater than the chance of a bad one. This shifts the focus to quality and technique, whereas before it was all about effort and hard work.”

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Quote for the day from Ruud Gullit, February 6, 2017

Dutch superstar footballer/soccer player, manager of Chelsea as some great thoughts on the game we can all learn from.  “Whether a player is in top form or not isn’t  something you can judge from his expression or attitude, or body language.  Is his first touch good or bad? Is he offering to take the ball? Is he hesitating on what to do next? Is he prepared to play the ball forward or is he avoiding taking risks? Does he need to touch the ball a second time to place it where he wants it, or does he receive,  play and move on? Players who aren’t really involved in the game become increasingly insecure  and tend to lose the ball unnecessarily or just avoid contact.

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Autumn Soccertoons sessions conclude with fun and the throw in technique

Dribblers ages 5-6 gather together for a group pix with superb coaches.
Dribblers ages 5-6 gather together for a group pix with superb coaches.
#1 Dribblers in Portland
#1 Dribblers in Portland
6 year olds learn the art of the throw in today
6 year olds learn the art of the throw in today
thumbs together on the throw in
thumbs together on the throw in
thumbs together, thumbs touch the back of your neck and let her fly
thumbs together, thumbs touch the back of your neck and let her fly
Throw in's were improving after every attempt
Throw in’s were improving after every attempt
Bend your back like a banana was our rallying cry on throw ins
Bend your back like a banana was our rallying cry on throw ins
Kickers assemble for group photo ages 7-8 with awesome coaches
Kickers assemble for group photo ages 7-8 with awesome coaches
coach rallys his team to make the team chain
coach rallys his team to make the team chain
Team having loads of fun doing the team chain dance
Team having loads of fun doing the team chain dance
This team has it together with the cha cha cha team dance
This team has it together with the cha cha cha team dance
coach lines up his charges
coach lines up his charges
coach tries to keep up with his young energetic team
coach tries to keep up with his young energetic team
they are starting work together
they are starting work together
Coach leads his team in the line dance
Coach leads his team in the line dance
Hands in the pockets no problem for this player executing the wickett attack
Hands in the pockets no problem for this player executing the wickett attack
How determined is this young lady?
How determined is this young lady?
Taking off like lightning
Taking off like lightning
Beating that wiley wickett
Beating that wiley wickett
Portland U-12 Girls pose with coach after a satisfying draw with East Hampton.
Portland U-12 Girls pose with coach after a satisfying draw with East Hampton.

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