Online Activity Resource Guide
This resource was created by your coaching staff in an effort to provide the membership with ideas on how to keep developing and enjoying the game even in this scary time. There is no doubt you have felt the impact of what is happening around us, you may feel scared, anxious, frustrated or even mad. All of these feelings are OK, your coaches are undeniably feeling them too. We are all in this together! Until we can get back to our routines, these initiatives will help coaches and players interact off the traditional field. Then you as a player can continue to enjoy the game you love.
Over the last few days, the Arsenal Colorado staff has worked hard to collaborate and create development initiatives. We believe these will help us to achieve our goal of staying connected, as well as give you, the player, a consistent outlet to stay engaged, motivated, remain mentally positive and on track for when we are able to be together again.
We look forward to connecting with you over the next few weeks, stay positive, stay healthy and be aware of social distancing.
Send us your videos! We want to see what you’re up to!
WHAT'S YOUR ROLE?
When you think of your role as a soccer player what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Your role as a teammate? Your specific job or responsibility on the field to help your team be successful? Being athletic and physically gifted plays a big part, however what about being mentally and emotionally tough? Many times, this is what separates the good from the great players. The ability to work on your own, honing your skills, when no one is watching, is the definition of an effective mindset that will ultimately lead to success.
As coaches and mentors, we realize that not all athletes naturally possess the mental skills and determination to work individually. First and foremost, you have to begin. These initiatives will show you how to continue with the fundamentals, how to train your bodies for the rigors of the game, as well as to hold yourself accountable. When your team returns to the field in the near future, will you arrive a better player then when you last saw them? Every day gone, is one day left. Let’s use this time to improve our mental and emotional capacities and return to our teams a better version of ourselves both physically and mentally.
CHOOSE YOUR age group
Directors will provide age-appropriate exercises and sport-specific drills for players to work on while in self-quarantine. For any players that want to get started right away, now is the perfect time to work on improving your juggling skills: total juggles, alternating feet and be sure to try and beat the coaching staff! Visit our social media platforms for weekly challenges!
Staff will be utilizing existing youtube resources and collaborating with other coaches in the soccer world to bring to you the most up to date information and sport specific activities to stay active and to help you reach your individual goals. As you complete activities and sessions, send your video to the staff coaches we can provide critique, feedback or answer questions. #getoutandgetmoving #arsenalpride
Staff & Directors will be looking for opportunities to watch professional matches, review highlight films, and break down video to analyze specific tactical and technical skills. Watching soccer is a key part of developing the understanding of the game. Being a true student of the game, means focusing on getting better on and off the field. Simply watching the game can aid in this overall ‘complete player’ transformation. However, the in-depth conversation and questions that coaches can ask while you watch, can help you discover a diverse way to view the game. We as coaches want to enhance the way you see the game, open your minds to all the possibilities that exist and to improve your confidence and courage to try new things in a tactical sense. This way when you get back on the field with your team you can offer a more sophisticated tactical mindset. Ask yourself this; “How do I make players around me better every time I play”?
Directors of coaching Contact information
LUIS DOMINGUEZ JR.
DIRECTOR OF COACHING - COMPETITIVE BOYS
DIRECTOR OF COACHING - COMPETITIVE GIRLS
DIRECTOR OF COACHING -RECREATIONAL BOYS
JAYME "BEAMER" HALSEY
DIRECTOR OF COACHING -RECREATIONAL GIRLS
DIRECTOR OF COACHING GOALKEEPING