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Coaching Tip of the Week

Coaching Tip of the Week!

May 3, 2016
When in possession of the ball, every player should be actively thinking about their defensive responsibilities and asking themselves, “what if”?  What if we lose the ball, am I in a position to defend quickly and close down my mark to apply pressure should they get the ball?  If the outside back makes a run forward, are we exposed on that side for a counter attack?  Do I notice one of my opponents most dangerous players trying to find space to get the ball quickly to transition into attack?  How do I stop that?  How is our team shape in attack?  Can we make the transition to defending quickly and organizationally to thwart any counters?
As players their focus on what is happening off the ball can be more important than what is happening around the ball.  Make sure your players are diligent in scanning the field and making adjustments in case something doesn’t go our way.
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Arlington Soccer Association News

Arlington Cup 3 v 3 Tournament
The Arlington Soccer Association is pleased to host the 2nd Annual 3v3 tournament in Arlington, VA on June 18, 2016. The 3v3 format offers fast-paced, exciting, skill building and FUN environment for players of all skill levels, ages U8 to U14.  
Please encourage your players to attend our 3v3 Tournament. This is a great event and open to Recreation/ADP/Travel players U8-U14.  Players and teams from outside the club are also welcome to attend.

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ASA VYSA State Cup
ASA has 3 teams advance to the semi-finals of the state cup. Congratulations to the U12 Girls Sol Red, U12 Boys Legend Red and U13 Barca Red.  All 3 teams will play in the semi-finals on May 20, 2016 at the Virginia Soccer Training Center in Fredericksburg, VA.  More details can be found on the VYSA web site at the following link 
Show your club pride and purchase an ASA scarf today  
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