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What Makes Brazilian Soccer Players Special

Monday, December 26th, 2016

The Futsal Effect

What makes countries like Brazil and Spain special when it comes to soccer is not necessarily superior facilities or clubs, but a strong culture of football and Futsal — an exciting, fast-paced small-sided soccer game.

Futsal is a format of five-a-side football that is played extensively around the world. It combines a fast pace with a small playing area, which forces players to maneuver the ball with great skill.

Futsal has created a culture of playing soccer everywhere. Futsal is the only “Official form of Indoor Soccer” as approved by FIFA and played by over 100 countries with 12 million players.

“Futsal’ is an abbreviation of the Portuguese ‘futebol de salão’ or the Spanish ‘futbol sala’,which means ‘indoor football’. It is typically played on a pitch similar to the size of a basketball or netball court. A futsal ball is also smaller and heavier than the outdoor football and has a reduced bounce.

This forces a player to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. As a small-sided game, players are constantly placed in situations where they have to receive the ball and play under pressure or in confined spaces.

For developing youth players, nothing is more important than regular practice and repetition which makes Futsal ideal. Kids play for fun and being able to play often is what helps them to develop the skills they need.

Portable Soccer Goals for Futsal

Having a portable soccer goal makes playing Futsal even easier­ when you can set up a goal practically anywhere you can play the game in a matter of minutes, all you need is a small space to play in.

Portable soccer goals that can be carried and set up in minutes even by a young player makes soccer more accessible to everyone. Farpost’s soccer goals make this possible. They are easy and fast to assemble, very lightweight, yet sturdy enough for rebounds and to withstand use on any surface.

Whether its Futsal or any other indoor soccer, the advantage of Farpost’s Futsal goals is being able to set up and play anywhere anytime…even on a gym floor because the bases have rubber pads and are safe to use on gym floors. Players are free to play anywhere any time. Farpost goals are also great for rebounds.

For those who are committed to regular play and improving their soccer skills, having a solid portable goal really takes the training to the next level.

Having a solid portable goal that offers this kind of versatility takes practices and games to the next level. Farpost futsal goals are the goals that will help “up your game”!


Potential ‘Ball Hogs’ in Youth Soccer

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Three Stages in Youth Soccer Development

Many youth soccer coaches complain that they have players who hang-on-to-the-ball too long and are afraid that they will end-up becoming ‘ball-hogs’. There is no need for them to worry because all players go through ‘three stages’ in their development. Top players go through the stages more rapidly than average players and some players just simply get stuck. The stages of development are:

  1. Dependent Stage  (Coaching tip – Need for patience)
  2. Independent Stage  (Coaching tip – Need for repetition)
  3. Interdependent Stage  (Coaching tip – Need for freedom)

Dependent Stage

Players in the Dependent Stage have little or no soccer background. They need others to learn from and the coach may become just one of the ‘others’. Coaches with players in this stage must be very patient and allow the players to fail their way to success as they attempt to mimic what has been presented.

Independent Stage

Players in the Independent Stage believe they have the skills, knowledge, background, etc. to win ball games for their team.  They feel that unless they take on the opponent and beat them the team cannot win. You will see a ‘selfish’ type of play from Independent players who many times are tagged with the title: ‘ball hog.’ Players who continuously keep the ball will eventually learn that ‘hanging on to the ball’ may not be the solution to the team’s success.

  • They will get tired during the middle or toward the end of the game – we know what happens to technique when one gets tired.
  • They may get injured since opposing players will find a way to strip the players off the ball.
  • They may be double teamed if the opposing coach knows what he is doing.
  • Their peers may let them know verbally or physically (no passes to them) that they are hurting the team effort.

All of these negatives (and more) will lead ‘smart’ players to conclude that: There is a time to dribble, A time to pass and A time to shoot…!

Interdependent Stage

Players in the Interdependent Stage the top stage, which takes many years to reach, realize that it takes everyone on the team to have a successful game/season. The few players who make it to this stage will have taught themselves (learned) that it is better to pass the ball to the outside in the Defending-third. That it is better to look for through passes in the Midfield-third and to dribble for a shot (on a Farpost goal) in the Attacking-third. In all cases they must feel very comfortable in hanging on to the ball (ball-hogging) until they find a better option. In the meantime let them have some FUN in this current stage which may be frustrating for you but a great time for them! 🙂 Your FUNdamental, Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

Youth Soccer Trends & Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. Biggest Contributions

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Youth Soccer Trend Setters Form an Alliance

The year: 1980

FUN SOCCER Enterprises publishes/copyrights and gives permission to California Youth Soccer Assoc. (CYSA) to include  the “Modified Playing Guidelines” for U-6, U-8 and U-10 players in its ‘”Development Player Program” booklet both of which were written by Karl Dewazien (aka Koach Karl). Critics from the US soccer community asked, “What is wrong with these hippies in California? Don’t they know soccer is an 11-a-side game?”

The year: 1985

US Youth Soccer Association requests and receives permission from CYSA to distribute a handout entitled, “Young Player Development Program” which includes Koach Karl’s  “Modified Playing Rules.” Critics from around the world wondered, “What is wrong with these Americans? Don’t they know soccer is an 11-a-side game?”

The year: 1998

Michael Cash sees a need to design goals that are strong, easy to carry and simple to set-up and take down.  Goals that are versatile and safe so even the youngest of players can use them.

The year:  1999

Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd. becomes a manufacturer of high quality aluminum goals that are absolutely safe to be used on any surface. Grass, turf, all weather sports fields, hardwood gym floors.

The year: 2005

The 5-piece sharpshooter soccer goal is designed and developed to fulfill the need for Backyard/Street soccer games; Small Sided Practice games and Modified League games which were becoming extremely popular.

The year: 2016

Koach Karl is intrigued by the slogan, “Three-Goals for the Price of One!”  and contacts Farpost Soccer Goals Ltd.  Michael Cash, President suggests a meeting to make a presentation of his claims and makes arrangements to fly from Vancouver, Canada to Fresno, California

Some of my notes from that original meeting:

  • Goal inside carrying bag light & easy to carry.
  • 5 easy pieces to put together.
  • Assembled in less than 5 minutes
  • Knotless netting attached to the crossbar eased assembly
  • Velcro straps are tied to the net. No loose parts
  • Taken down in less than 4 minutes
  • Also assembled and taken down safely by a child
  • Resembled and functioned like World Cup goal

Super highlights

  • Goal adjusted from U-6 to U-8 to U-10 sizes with the*(click* of a few buttons…!!!)
  • I imagined the field space that could be saved by having these easily adjustable goals on Modified Fields
  • I realized that these goals would be ideal for Modified Games; Small Sided Games and Backyard soccer.

A couple of extra-kickers

  • Farpost offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and 2 years on the netting – Priceless!
  • Professional clubs like the Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and New York City Football Club use Farpost soccer goals in their training.
  • And over 800 youth soccer clubs in North America use Farpost soccer goals in their smaller-sided games, training and tournaments.

The year: 2017

FUNdamental SOCCER highly recommends (endorses) the use of Farpost goals in the ‘Modified Games’ program.  Critics may ask, “What is wrong these people? Don’t they know we already have all the goals we need?”

Endorsement Reads

I realize that it took over  30+ years for the ‘Modified Laws’ to become standardized throughout the USA from which the children will now benefit. I just hope it does not take that long for the US soccer community to  realize that they can have ‘Three Goals for the Price of One’ which are realistic looking/functioning with a lifetime warranty from which their community will benefit.

For more details and a reasonable discount on these high quality adjustable goals go to: www.farpostgoals.com

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)

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