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The Michigan Fire Juniors Board of Directors is pleased and excited to announce the hiring of David Wood as our new Boys Director of Coaching!
Along with the hiring of David Wood as our Boys Director of Coaching, Rick Fett will be joining our soccer leadership as the Boys Assistant Director of Coaching!
The six most important words a parent can say to a student athlete? "I love to watch you play.
Read the full article here.
By Kristin Englehart, Girls DOC
We, as a club, believe soccer is a perfect medium through which we can teach life skills to our players. We are committed to coaching the “whole” soccer athlete and doing everything we can to insure our athletes are successful on and off the soccer field. As coaches, we find ways to incorporate these life lessons into our trainings, camps and clinics. I am confident that our players have already learned a great deal about work ethic and teamwork this season by actively participating in their team training sessions.
This fall we will begin doing video interviews of some of our players. Please look for these videos on our Facebook page and website. Essentially, we will be interviewing players immediately after training sessions and games.
Some perfect opportunities for these interviews could be winning the “big” game, earning comeback victories, scoring a first-ever goal, enduring a demanding training session, preparing for State Cup or other big tournaments, earning a shutout, etc. I dare to say the most important and interesting interviews may come after tough losses and moments of defeat.
Our club coaches will be conducting the interviews. We will only do one-take videos and we will not edit the videos. It is our hope that these video interviews will help our players with public speaking, leadership, self-confidence and more. At our fall club kickoff event, David Huilings, author and Motivational Transition Coach, encouraged us as coaches and parents to ask our players to commit to growing and maturing through soccer. This is one great way of us doing just that.
Through these interviews we will also listen and learn more about our players and various teams. Players knowledge of the game, ability to self-evaluate, commitment to the team, passion for the sport and more, may be revealed depending on the questions that are asked of them.
Stay tuned to our social media as some of our players step up to the camera in the weeks ahead!
The Michigan Fire Juniors in our continued commitment to the development of our young players has extended the Technical Training Programs to include U9 players this fall.
The Michigan Fire Juniors is committed to the technical development of every player, and is offering a very unique opportunity for our U9-U12 players of both genders this summer and fall. The program is called the TOTAL (Technical Obsession To Advance Learning) Technical Hour and is offered at our 28th Ave training fields four nights per week, Monday-Thursday from 4pm-5pm each day. This allows our U9-U12 players to get in extra training specific to their technical development before their regular team training.
Technical skills are the foundation of every player’s future, and players simply can NOT touch the ball too often. Most American players do not spend enough time on these necessary skills in team practice or individually on their own, and consequently are often unable to play at the speed the game demands as they advance. Ball Mastery, or Technical Precision is a life-long journey of making the ball do exactly what the player needs under increasing pressure and at every increasing speeds, yet it is the most fundamental and foundational part of every players “tools.”
T.O.T.A.L. Technical Hour
Beginning 1st Tuesday after Labor Day thru Thursday, October 24, 2013
Monday-Thursday – U9-U12, both genders
4:00pm-5:00pm at 28th Ave Fields
No Sign Ups / No Registration Required
Players must bring their own soccer ball and water bottle, and must be picked up promptly at 5pm as our trainers will have their own team training immediately following our TOTAL Technical Hour. Thank you for your help!
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