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Contribution #3 - Score

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Contribution #3 - Score

The Chicas programming is based on the Performance Pillars, that result in possession, defending, creating, and scoring. We believe the fun part of the game is the ball.  Through our teaching methods, possession is intended to create chances, chances to score goals.  The more chances you create the more goals you can score...in theory.  The biggest challenge in scoring goals is the quality of your opportunities.  Consider this...each team has one primary objective, to put the ball in the opponent's goal.  The opponent has 11 players, including one that can use her hands, all trying to stop your team from scoring.   Navigating the opposition, creating, and finally scoring requires choreography, technical precision, luck, determination, improvisation, and the ability to deliver in that detail moment.  

To make it even more challenging, the higher the level of play,  the more challenging it is to score goals. The reason for this is the level of athleticism, skill, and organization from the opposition.   This is the art and science of scoring goals: when, where and how . Today's insight is: SCORING. 

Finishing/Shooting - Technique

  • laces - driven, chipped, lofted, bending/dipping
    • volley
    • off the half bounce (half volley)
    • bicycle
    • flick
  • inside of feet
    • slot
    • pass
    • bending
    • re-directing
  • outside of feet
    • bending
  • heading
    • direct
    • flick
  • outside the box
    • driven
    • lofted
    • chipped
    • bending
    • volley
    • half volley
    • side volley
  • inside the box
    • snap shot
    • redirect
    • slot
    • driven
    • volley
    • half volley
    • side volley
    • toe
    • head
    • bicycle
    • heel
    • flick
  • from crosses
    • near post
    • far post
    • trailer
    • flick
    • head
    • volley
  • set pieces
    • direct kicks
      • direct shot on goal
      • driven
      • lofted
      • bending
    • indirect kicks
      • choreographed movement/service
      • cross and finishing 
      • touch and shoot
    • penalty kicks
      • slot
      • driven
      • chipped
      • trickery

So many options, so many decisions, so many ways....and yet it is one of the most challenging aspects of the game.  Scoring goals...the ultimate contribution.

Work. Love. Share. We are the Chicas!

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Beast Mode Soccer Challenge

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Beast Mode Soccer Challenge

Our staff coach, Tom Park, discovered a great program called "Beast Mode Soccer". This is a wonderful series for accelerating your development with the ball.  Ball mastery is the crux of Chicas soccer.  Master the ball, we master the game.  So here is your Winter Challenge:

  • December - Beast Mode Phase I Footwork Program
    • 20 minutes x 5 days/week
  • January - Beast Mode Phase II Footwork Program
    • 20 minutes x 5 days/week
  • February - Beast Mode Phase III Footwork Program
    • 30 minutes x 4 days/week

Send me video (michaelmarchforth@gmail.com) of you working on the skills from these videos, and be selected for placement on our website and Facebook page.  Top performers each month, judged by staff, will receive Chicas gear!   

Be your possibility!  Work. Love. Share.  We are the Chicas! 

Beast Mode Soccer Phase I Footwork Program

Beast Mode Soccer Phase II Footwork Program

Beast Mode Soccer Phase III Footwork Program

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Futsal Programming Focus U9-U12 - The Dribble

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Futsal Programming Focus U9-U12 - The Dribble

Development focus for Chicas Futsal Programming:

  • U9-U12 - 1v1 Dribbling to:
    • Possession (maintain possession, separate from pressure, take space)
    • Penetrate (beating defenders and advance)
    • Unbalance defense (drag defensive out of shape)
    • Delay/Speed up attack (advancing with speed before defense recovers, or delay to allow our team to advance/support)

The below video is of Andres Iniesta, FC Barcelona (Central Midfielder).  In these video clips he demonstrates all of the above listed dribbling techniques.  Observe his body, balance, awareness of where space and pressure is, change of speed/direction, and complete composure at all times. Work. Love. Share.  We are the Chicas!  

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Bracelet Sale For Cancer Programs Is Here

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Bracelet Sale For Cancer Programs Is Here

Over the past four years, the Indie Chicas FC have partnered with Franz Witte Nursery to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness through the sales of the popular Chicas bracelet.  The inside message of this years bracelet will include "WE R SARAH STRONG!" in support of our own Chicas, Sarah Rice (U14), who has battled a brain tumor this past year.  We are happy to report she is winning her battle! 

We ask that each Chicas player, in pairs or groups, ask for donations in exchange for an “INDIE CHiCAS FúTBOL- ViVA las CHiCHiS" bracelet (translation; long live the breasts).  We are asking for a $5 donation, but will happily accept larger donations, or less.  100% of all proceeds go to the following programs:

Checks, from all proceeds, will be presented September 24th, at Franz Witte’s OktoberBreast Celebration.  We have 3 weeks to raise money for these wonderful programs that enhance the quality of life for people and families impacted by this disease.  Thank you and Viva Las Chichis! 

 

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Indie Chicas Fall Community Service

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Indie Chicas Fall Community Service

The Indie Chicas FC Fall Community Service Project.  Field lining and painting at Meridian PAL.  See everyone tomorrow.  8-11am; U10-U11 age groups.  11a-2p;  U12-U14 age groups.
WORK. LOVE. SHARE. 
WE ARE THE CHICAS!

 

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First Female Army Ranger Candidates Graduating

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First Female Army Ranger Candidates Graduating

This week, the military officials announced that 94 soldiers are expected to graduate from the Army's elite Ranger School, having completed one of the most physically and mentally challenging courses in military service.  Each year, the grueling program whittles thousands of applicants down to a handful of the country's most well-trained soldiers, and this year is certainly no exception.  What will be the exceptional, however is the makeup of Friday's graduating class.  According to army officials, for the first time in history, the school will graduate its first female soldiers from the military's premier leadership course.    read full article here

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