Quick Tip: Play Skill Games with Your Team
Coaches: Challenge players by posting the rules of your skill game to the Team Activity Feed. You can even post a video of yourself with the free iSoccer Mobile App (Apple/Andriod) and see if your players can beat coach! Make things interesting by adding prizes!
Players: Post your scores and compete with your teammates. If you want, record a video of yourself completing the challenge and post it to your Activity Feed with the iSoccer Mobile App to prove your scores!
What is the Activity Feed? The Activity Feed is an awesome way to stay connected with your team over the summer and throughout the season. Share messages, photos, and videos with only your coach and teammates. It's like Twitter for just your team!
The iSoccer Team
"We like to use iSoccer at our Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy and our Julie Foudy Soccer Camps because it is a unique way to get the girls thinking, talking, and working on the technical side of the game… and of course coupled with fun competition!" – Julie Foudy
"It's great to get involved with Julie's mission to not only develop great soccer players, but also mold well rounded young women, and we look forward to helping make their camps more fun and rewarding this summer!" – Scott Leber, iSoccer Founder and CEO
EXACT Soccer Camps to Use iSoccer
EXACT's Mental Training Program goes hand in hand with the iSoccer mission: Creating standards and measuring progress can help players make incremental improvement and reach their goals. EXACT will be using iSoccer to provide players with a more holistic view of not only their mental performance, but also their technical ability.
Quick Tip: Never Say Never
As summer marches on, the Euros have given us plenty of entertainment and drama over the last couple weeks. One of the biggest surprises so far was Greece getting out of the group stage by beating Russia on Saturday.
Just like the Greek team seemed to have an insurmountable task in front of them to beat Russia, as players and teams we sometimes find it difficult to continue improving. But when you feel like giving up, it can be the best time to set a big goal for yourself! After all, you don’t have anything to lose, and reaching a hard goal is fun and rewarding because you know you earned it!
Set a monthly goal to raise one or two iSoccer Skill Levels this summer to get ready for the fall season. Even if the goal seems unattainable, if you work hard, and stay focused, you never know what you can achieve!
Check out the replay of the game if you missed it, and take a look at your account to set a goal this summer!
San Francisco, CA and Pleasanton, CA – iSoccer.org and Cal North Soccer, the largest state soccer association in the country, are excited to announce their new partnership. Moving forward, iSoccer will serve as the official skills development partner for Cal North Soccer and their more than 180,000 members.
“We partner with organizations all over the country, but it will be great to work with Cal North to impact players right in our backyard!” says iSoccer founder and CEO Scott Leber. The San Francisco based company has developed an on-field assessment and online training platform, which helps make technical training fun, engaging and measurable.
Much of iSoccer.org is free to use through Basic subscriptions, including its new mobile app for iOS/Android. Cal North Executive Director Dave Mann encourages all players and coaches to take advantage of this resource. “The great thing about iSoccer is that it free, and available to any player or team looking to sharpen their technical skills. Focusing on technique is key for both young players learning the game, and older players who want to continue playing at the next level, which is way we partnered with iSoccer.” For those who wish to do more with iSoccer, they are able to upgrade to Plus subscriptions. The easiest way to learn more is to register free at http://www.iSoccer.org.
“iSoccer will be a great addition to the Cal North mission of developing players and making a positive impact on the northern California soccer community, “ says Cal North Director of Marketing and Communications, Dan McCann. “We are excited to be able to offer our members with such a progressive and useful training tool.”
About Cal North Soccer
Since its first year of inception in 1969, with membership numbers just topping 100,000, Cal North Soccer has grown to largest state youth soccer organization in the United States, counting more than 188,000 members ages 5-19. Cal North provides a democratic structure to provide uniform rules and guidelines to its membership, which comprises nine districts, 128 leagues of registration, tens of thousands of volunteers and administrators, plus over 24,000 coaches, most of which are also volunteers.
Founded in 2008 by Scott Leber, iSoccer is a technology company with a passion to “raise the level of the game, one player at a time” and make soccer more exciting along the way. iSoccer has taken the concept of blended learning (combining online individualized resources with traditional education systems) and applied it to sport, revolutionizing the way players interact with the game. iSoccer is the social game within the game that motivates players to spend more time with the ball.
For more information, please visit http://www.iSoccer.org
Quick Tip: Watch and Learn – Euro 2012
With the Euro 2012 Tournament starting next weekend, there is going to be a ton of great soccer to watch this month! It’s the perfect opportunity for players to not only enjoy the matches, but also focus on specific aspects of the game. Learn by watching some of the best players and teams in the world! Here are a couple ideas:
- Pick a player: Choose a player you really like, or who plays your position, and focus on what they are doing throughout the game. What do they do well? What do they do without the ball?
- Pick a skill: Focus on one area of the game, like one touch passing during a Spain game, or how their bodies are shaped when they receive the ball. How do the Italians organize themselves at the back, or the Dutch pressure in the midfield?
- Off the ball: Instead of following the ball the whole game, spend some time watching what players are doing off the ball. How are they supporting their teammates, making runs, or tracking back?
In between all the goals and drama this summer, take advantage of the Euros to see if you can pick up some of the little things that world class players do on the field. Then grab a ball and get some touches in yourself!
The iSoccer Team