Wesleyan Women’s Soccer ECAC Champions 1994 Hall of Fame induction at WES’

94' Wesleyan Womens soccer team cheers on the 2016 WES team Oct. 22, 2016
94′ Wesleyan Womens soccer team cheers on the 2016 WES team Oct. 22, 2016
Half time of the Wesleyan Soccer game the 94' is recognized by fans and teams with coaches Vagell and LaPorte
Half time of the Wesleyan Soccer game the 94′ is recognized by fans and teams with coaches Vagell and LaPorte
Stephanie super winger from the 94' team, seems like yesterday when we won the championship.
Stephanie super winger from the 94′ team, seems like yesterday when we won the championship.
Superb centermidfielder Jodie was the creater in the middle
Superb centermidfielder Jodie was the creater in the middle
Centermids Lindsay and Jodie put on uniforms of the past and they look like it was 94' all over again
Centermids Lindsay and Jodie put on uniforms of the past and they look like it was 94′ all over again
Players gather on campus for the ceremony at Wesleyan
Players gather on campus for the ceremony at Wesleyan
Team gets together at a home to reminice
Team gets together at a home to reminice
Captains Rachel and Liz, with defender Laura share dinner at a local restaurant to share memories
Captains Rachel and Liz, with defender Laura share dinner at a local restaurant to share memories
94' team is at ceremony on the campus to be inducted into the hall of fame. What a team!
94′ team is at ceremony on the campus to be inducted into the hall of fame. What a team!
Autographed ball of the all time greatest womens soccer team at Wesleyan
Autographed ball of the all time greatest womens soccer team at Wesleyan
Half time of the Wesleyan Soccer game the 94' is recognized by fans and teams with coaches Vagell and LaPorte
Half time of the Wesleyan Soccer game the 94′ is recognized by fans and teams with coaches Vagell and LaPorte

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Oct. 15th Soccertoons with Portland Soccer Club morning session U-8,7,6, and 5, 4’s

Tentatively dribbling forward in a 1v1 activity
Tentatively dribbling forward in a 1v1 activity
U-7's work the wicketts with their super coach
U-7’s work the wicketts with their super coach
My assistant guids Big Bruce the monster ball through the maze as Pre K players attempt to hit Bruce with shots.
My assistant guids Big Bruce the monster ball through the maze as Pre K players attempt to hit Bruce with shots.
Big Bruce takes a beating but keeps coming back for more against the Pre K shooters
Big Bruce takes a beating but keeps coming back for more against the Pre K shooters
My excellent assistant trainer who has done footskills with me for two years and now is a trainer, a great role model for younger players
My excellent assistant trainer who has done footskills with me for two years and now is a trainer, a great role model for younger players
Big brother holds the hula hoop for little sister to pass the ball through the hoop, she is not appear to be too sure of this activity.
Big brother holds the hula hoop for little sister to pass the ball through the hoop, she is not appear to be too sure of this activity.
Another Pre K player passes the ball through the moving hula hoop as his mum holds the hoop steady
Another Pre K player passes the ball through the moving hula hoop as his mum holds the hoop steady
A patient dad holds the hoop steady for his child to pass through and crawl through
A patient dad holds the hoop steady for his child to pass through and crawl through
Dad guides his child through the hula hoop dribbling fun
Dad guides his child through the hula hoop dribbling fun
Dribbling the ball within the hula hoop is not easy but does teach fine control of the coconut.
Dribbling the ball within the hula hoop is not easy but does teach fine control of the coconut.
Big brother once again advises his little sister how to dribble within a hula hoop.
Big brother once again advises his little sister how to dribble within a hula hoop.
Another assistant trainer demonstrates how to dribble the ball within the hula hoop. She is a great role model for younger players.
Another assistant trainer demonstrates how to dribble the ball within the hula hoop. She is a great role model for younger players.
Young trainer demonstrates the hula hoop control dribbling
Young trainer demonstrates the hula hoop control dribbling
Some of my ex students of Soccertoons who helped out today.
Some of my ex students of Soccertoons who helped out today.
Little super star who helps out training younger players
Little super star who helps out training younger players
A little post practice gymnastic fun.
A little post practice gymnastic fun.

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Portland Soccer U-12 Girls finish fall training with coach Vagell Oct. 13, 2016

A little post practice gymnastic fun.
A little post practice gymnastic fun.
The new soccer beach ball is drawing a crowd of attention.
The new soccer beach ball is drawing a crowd of attention.
U-12's flex their muscles, team played awesome this past weekend in a tournment placing 2nd against much larger towns. This team has huge heart and energy, and skill with great coaches
U-12’s flex their muscles, team played awesome this past weekend in a tournment placing 2nd against much larger towns. This team has huge heart and energy, and skill with great coaches
Players listen attentively to coach Kurt and his staff.
Players listen attentively to coach Kurt and his staff.
The team with character is an understatement.
The team with character is an understatement.

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Portland Soccer Club U-10 girls train hard with coach Vagell on 1 v 1

Preparing the players to understand a 1v1 activity U-10 girls with energy to spare.
Preparing the players to understand a 1v1 activity U-10 girls with energy to spare.
More conversations with rules and regulations to our upcoming 1v1 battle
More conversations with rules and regulations to our upcoming 1v1 battle
Let the games begin, intensity that these U-10 girls bring is amazing.
Let the games begin, intensity that these U-10 girls bring is amazing.
A little bit tired after the sesson, a good sign.
A little bit tired after the sesson, a good sign.
Defender shepherds the attacker wide, speed and skill being promoted every second.
Defender shepherds the attacker wide, speed and skill being promoted every second.
Showdown on Rose Hill Fields 1v1, good defensive stance, dribbler attacking at speed.
Showdown on Rose Hill Fields 1v1, good defensive stance, dribbler attacking at speed.
Time to meg the defender?
Time to meg the defender?
Impasse in a 1v1 battle
Impasse in a 1v1 battle
Coach Vagell establishes some key coaching points
Coach Vagell establishes some key coaching points
Coach Vagell pounding home some coaching points to an attentive audience.
Coach Vagell pounding home some coaching points to an attentive audience.
More lecture? Only brief and then more action
More lecture? Only brief and then more action
Sun is going down and the U-10 girls are still actively training in the 1v1 world.
Sun is going down and the U-10 girls are still actively training in the 1v1 world.
More coaching points from Der Bomber Heir Vagell
More coaching points from Der Bomber Heir Vagell
OK to have fun and learn too.
OK to have fun and learn too.
Training and more training, keep that coconut moving
Training and more training, keep that coconut moving
the Six Posers
the Six Posers
Off and running
Off and running

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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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