News and Announcements

Kiwanis/Takacs Soccer Week 3 Games: 9/25/22

1st -2nd Grades: Small Field
1:30 PM METEORS vs BLAST
2:45 PM GALAXY vs ROCKETS
4:00 PM STARS vs STRIKERS

3rd-4th Grades: Middle Field
1:00 PM CREW vs JUVENTUS
2:30 PM FIRE vs SPURS
Bye-COBRAS

5th-8th Grades: Back Field
1:30 PM AJAX vs CHELSEA
3:15 PM LIVERPOOL vs NEWCASTLE

Kinderkickers Program kicks off @ 2:30pm


London Soccer Game Day Weather!
We will play in the rain and snow.
We will cancel soccer activities only if there is Thunder and /or Lightning at the beginning of Sundays competition. If there is Thunder or Lightning that starts after competition has started, there will be a 30 minute delay and all players and spectators are to return to their car for the delay. After the 30 minute delay and there is still Lightning or thunder, all further competition will be canceled.
If there is really hard and unsafe Rains and/or Winds, activities will be canceled.
If there are canceled activities, we will not make them up.
Cancelations will be posted on on www.Facebook.com/londonsoccer
as well as www.londonsoccer.org

Post Author Picture

2022 SPRING SOCCER was A HUGE SUCCESS!!

Posted by Jeff Stiffler at Mar 10, 2022 7:40PM PST ( 0 Comments )

2022 SPRING SOCCER WAS A BLAST and we had more players that our start in 2021 Spring:
Thanks to Frank Russell and Anthony Sherer for helping me make the 4v4 a huge success Spring 2022.
Thanks to all the Players who played in the Spring and to the parents to get your kids involved.

All activities were held at St Patrick School in London.

• 4v4 program for grades 1st thru high school planned. This will be played on Saturdays and a few Sundays
Competitive 4v4 games to help the players step up their game, skills, speed and understanding. Planned teams / grades
1st-3rd ; 4th-5th ; 6th-8th and will adjust grades if needed ; high school grades. Planned 6 week program.
I would like to plan an end of season tournament.
$30 per player for this program.

• Kinderkickers Soccer program for 4-5 year olds, the start to soccer. This Spring I want to move quicker into playing actual games so that the kids can get more game experience; 5 week program. Planning on running this spring on Sundays. $25 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 sport setting with lots of other kids.
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.

I will post more information on my London Soccer Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/Londonsoccer/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/138970769555137
as well as www.londonsoccer.net

Please pass the word around. If there is a financial issue, please reach out to me. I will not turn any player away that wants to play soccer.

Thank you all,
Jeff Stiffler
740-852-5540

*************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?

**********************

Post Author Picture

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.

Post Author Picture

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.