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2024 London Kiwanis/Takacs Soccer League is now accepting Registrations for Fall Soccer !

We hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far!

I am now planning for the Fall London/Kiwanis Takacs Soccer Program.
This is for the Soccer League, Grades 1st thru 8th grades. Games start Sunday 9/8/24 and finish Sunday 10/27/24 with all games on Sundays with varying times. 2 practices weekly during the week. Practice times will vary on days and times based on the coaches availability. This is a recreation soccer league, not a select program, all kids are to get equal playing time.
Registrations are now open. Registration deadline for the fall season is 8/4/24 so that teams can be organized earlier this year.
The current plan is to start practices the week of August 19th providing registrations do not pile in after school starts.

We will also be looking for parents to help with coaching your childs team. A few Parents working together is always better with co-coaching.
Please remember that this is a recreational program designed to allow kids to learn and play soccer in a fun, safe and learning environment. I use high school players for referees. It is expected for parents and spectators to support their child/children and the referees decisions in a positive and supportive manner. If a parent has a problem with referees calls, I have no problem putting them out there to ref the games!

Please fill out the registration form and mail it to me or drop it off at one of the upcoming registrations dates to be announced.
Fees for soccer are $35 per player and $25 for each additional player in the same immediate family.

  • If you know of a family that has children who want to play and cannot afford the fees, please have them reach out to me, I will not turn any child away from playing in the Soccer League.**

Thank you all for your support of London Soccer!
Coach Jeff Stiffler

The document 24_Kiwanis_Takacs_Signup_Form.pdf was attached to this post.

KINDERKICKERS SOCCER FOR 4-5 YR OLDS
Please spread the word around.

Planned start date is Sunday 9/15/24
Program is planned for 1pm on Sundays.
This is the Start to Soccer program for the young ones that would like to learn to play soccer and have a fun time while learning. This is my 21st year with this program and it has been exciting watching the kids go through the programs and play through high school. This is open to Pre-K & Kindergarten players. I will consider some 3 year olds, just gert with me.
• Kinderkickers Soccer program for 4-5 year olds, the start to soccer. This Fall I want to move quicker into playing actual games so that the kids can get more game experience; 5 week program. $30 per player.

This program is the Start To Soccer.
We will play games and have fun. The kids will put lots of touches on the ball as they are encouraged to play and participate.
At this age, I am a firm believer of the kids having a fun and exciting time while learning. We know the kids will get upset when they lose the ball and they are going to stand around too; that is expected, so we encourage them to keep trying, playing and participating. For some, this may be their first experience in a sports group setting with many of other kids.
I will try my best to make sure they have fun and learn without realizing that they are building skills!!
This program is not a formed league with teams, though we will have different color shirts to help separate the kids for soccer groups and matches.
We will work on drills and touches and move to playing against each other as we move through the sessions.

I will try my best to make sure they have fun and learn. They will learn without realizing that they are!!
This program is not a formed league with teams, though we will have different color shirts to help separate the kids for soccer groups and matches.
We will work on drills and touches and move to playing against each other as we move through the sessions.

Thank you,
Coach Jeff Stiffler

The document 24_KinderKickers_Fall_Signups.pdf was attached to this post.

*************NEVER STOP PREPARING TO BE BETTER !!*******************

EVERYONE MUST BE IN THIER GAME, AND READY TO PLAY HARD IF YOU WANT TO WIN GAMES.

DO YOU WANT TO STOP ME?

CAN YOU STOP ME?

Do you want to stop me from dribbling, turning, passing, or shooting toward your goal?

I am the opposing team, the Oponent that wants to take you down !!!

Remember to practice as much on your own as possible.

There is just not enough time to learn the skills that you need. Ball control,

First Touch and Speed is so very important.

 

HAVE YOU TAKEN YOUR SOCCER BALL FOR A WALK LATELY?

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Soccer News. 10/20/19

Posted by Jeff Stiffler at Sep 28, 2014 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Teamwork & Sportsmanship …Skills For Life!

Welcome to the London Area Soccer Clubs:

Remember one thing::::
The next season starts the day after the
current season ends.
(don’t quit practicing just because the
season has ended, a new one is about
to begin.)

Keep checking the web site for updated
information.

The London Area Soccer Clubs presents:
S K I L L S
Select
Kids
Involved
Love
Life of
Soccer

Remember to always make it fun, and enjoy
the great game of SOCCER.

Remember: It takes a TEAM to win!
Together
Everyone
Achieves
More

Thanks!
JEFF STIFFLER
AND ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED WITH LONDON AREA SOCCER.

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Muscle Stimulation / Isometrics

Posted by Jeff Stiffler at Aug 17, 2007 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Isometric / Muscle Stimulation

(Days 1; 3; 5; 8; 10; 12)

#1 THIGH FLEXORS: Face forward with the Band support behind you. Move forward a step to start some resistance on you target foot. Bend your knee up and move your foot forward so that your lower leg is straight up and down and toe is pointed forward. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

#2 HAMSTRING MUSCLES: Lay down on your stomach. Place band around your foot and raise your foot slightly. Move your body up some to put some resistance on the band. Bend your knee so that it is almost straight up and down. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

#3 THIGH EXTENSORS: Face toward the Band support with it in front of you. Move Backward a step to start some resistance on you target foot. Pull your foot backward keeping your leg straight and hold. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

( Days 2; 4; 6; 9; 11; 13)

#4 ADDUCTOR MUSCLES: Stand Sideways with the target foot beside the band support. Take a step out to add some resistance to the band. Take your target foot and pull it across your other leg at about shoulder width. Keep you leg straight. (like doing a side step-over) Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

#5 ABDUCTOR MUSCLES: Stand Sideways with the target foot opposite of the band support. (if you are standing with you left side to the band support, you will pull out with the right) Take a step out to add some resistance to the band. Take your target foot and pull it towards the outside. Keep you leg straight. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

#6 KICK FARTHER: Face forward with the Band support behind you. Move forward a step to start some resistance on you target foot. Take the target foot and pull it out with your inside of your foot facing forward. (as if you were making a pass with the inside of the foot) Keep you leg straight. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds. (rest for 15 seconds) and repeat with other foot. Repeat this procedure 3 times. (Make sure that you maintain a constant hold and pressure)

Some of the stretches require you keep your leg straight.

Make sure that you hold the stretch, and do not bounce back and forth.