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To Players and Families,
While it is no substitute for being on the field together, we hope our newsletters are bringing some soccer into your homes!
Read on for updated news, new videos, and exciting challenges.
In this edition:
- Soccer themed activities for those rainy days
- Week four skills for the BSC Skills World Cup
- SheBelieves Virtual Network
- Fitness with the Ball
- Train with the MLS
- Family Resources
- and more!
Watch your in-box for future editions!
For Our Athletes
Week Four of The BSC SKILLS WORLD CUP
There are many different types of shots on goal depending on what is needed to beat the goal keeper in that particular situation.
A good shot is not always a tremendously hard shot – some of the best goals are scored because the person taking the shot has put the ball right next to the goal post making almost impossible for a goal keeper to save.
When you practice shooting, make sure to have a target that is near the goal post. Try to the kick the ball hard, but make sure you have control and can hit the target. A well placed shot is often a better option than blasting the ball as hard as you can.
Make sure you practice with both feet! The ability to shoot with both feet make you a very dangerous attacker!
Long and Accurate Kicks
The ability to play long, accurate passes is very important.
These passes can be on or near the ground or can be driven in the air.
Practice taking long kicks but make sure you have a target. It is great to be able to kick a ball a long ways, but you need to be able to control where it goes.
You can do this on a field or at the park, aiming at a target and see if you can get close.
A great way to practice this is to play soccer golf with a friend. Take turns picking targets and see how many kicks it takes for you to hit the target.
SheBelieves Virtual Network
To maintain the spirit of SheBelieves and to provide resources to help Her achieve her dreams, we bring to you the SheBelieves Virtual Network, a series of week-long themed programming starting on Monday, May, 18.
Developed with college students and young professionals in mind, the SheBelieves Virtual Network will include live panels, webinars and exclusive content featuring prominent women in diverse fields from STEM to sports. As a continuation of U.S. Soccer’s 2020 SheBelieves efforts, this week-long initiative is designed to provide support, inspiration and real-world tools for young women. Speakers and workshops will address key topics related to confidence, leadership and wellness to help young women continue to stay on track toward their goals, especially in today’s uncertain times. Space in webinars is limited and those interested in attending can register now through the SheBelieves Hub on ussoccer.com.
For Parents / Families
U.S. Soccer "Bend the Curve-Stay at Home"
Friday, May 15
The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast:
This episode of The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast features USMNT General Manager Brian McBride discussing a range of topics from his playing career to his duties guiding the MNT program. The Official U.S. Soccer Podcast will be available to stream or download from ussoccer.com or your preferred podcast app.
Saturday, May 16
Club Update as of 5.15.20
It is now time to confirm the disappointing news regarding the spring soccer season. The Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) voted to cancel the spring season at its meeting this past week. Additionally, the club was informed that the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association has instructed clubs that all soccer activities, practices and games are canceled until further notice, and no insurance coverage would be in effect during this period.
The club administration is working with the board of directors to finalize how we will handle credits/refunds for all academy players. We ask for your patience as we will need to review each individual account. We will then provide you with further details and instructions on how credits for registration fees will be processed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Bethlehem Soccer Club
The BSC would like to share resources with athletes and families for health, safety, and wellness.