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Olympiacos Soccer School Chicago

ONE PASSION— ONE DREAM February 2013

By Tristan M.

Inside this Issue: Player Thoughts — Original Artwork — Word Search


ONE PASSION— ONE DREAM

PLAYER THOUGHTS...

by Brendan P. I love playing soccer. Coach Niko is the BEST!

I'm very happy to be on my Olympiacos team!

by James M.

I

look forward to going to soccer, practice and games. I love it! I have met some great

friends and enjoy learning the game of soccer with them. Coach Niko has taught me so much about the game and has made it a fun experience!

by Tristan M. by Neil S.

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My

most memorable moment was when we won the Glen Ellyn tournament. Everybody played super well. It was cool to get a trophy.!


by Caden B. Soccer Offense Defense Passing Shooting Scoring Learning With Friends Left Foot Niko

by Christos M.

My

name is Christos and I'm nine years old. I like playing soccer, and I like to play goalie. Even though it hurts playing goalie sometimes. My favorite team is Olympiacos, and every time Daddy is watching the game I like to go play the computer games they have there.

by Lazar P.

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ONE PASSION— ONE DREAM

PLAYER THOUGHTS... Zach

#9 by Zachary B.

Defensive Player Attack the Ball

“You have to

Protect the Net

think a lot and

Goal Kicks

be smart about

Teamwork

where you are

By Erick G.—Z.

I

going to pass/

like soccer because you get to use your feet a lot. You cross the ball. “ get to win and get trophies at tournaments. You have to think a lot and be smart about where you are going to pass/cross the ball. You can score goals to get more points for your team to win. You can do cool tricks with a soccer ball. Those are the main ideas for why I like soccer."

By Alex A. Starting Number: #14 Born: 16th of May 2001 in Naperville, IL USA Heritage: Greek, Polish, German, Irish Height: 5’ 3’ Weight: 128 pounds Foot: Right Teams: Chicago Fire Juniors , Olympiacos Chicago Nicknames: Double A

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I

started playing soccer at a young age learning the basics of ball movement and teamwork. I have also played football, baseball, and swim but my heart and passion is on the pitch. I continue to improve every season and feel that as an improving player it is not only important to stress the team dynamic but also to understand the game and setting up campaigns on the pitch. My unselfishness on the pitch allows me to be a versatile player and can use my power right to curve the ball into the upper 90’s, or use my strength to position myself to disrupt an offensive attack.


NEVER STOP LEARNING‌

"T

he biggest things I am learning in the Olympiacos Chicago Soccer program are to keep going, try your hardest during practice and games. Most of all, never stop learning."

—by Sean A.

by: Emily B.

by: Grover S.

I

By Zack P. have been playing soccer since I was 3 years old. Moving to Olympiacos has been a wonderful ex-

perience. Coach Niko has been my best coach ever! Learning from Coach has been a gigantic impact on my life. I hope we keep our team together because we get better every day. I look forward to the future of this club and team. Page 5


ONE PASSION— ONE DREAM

PLAYER THOUGHTS... By Arijan C. By Peter K.

“I love being a goalie. You are blocking everything, that is your job. I have learned that practice makes perfect. Our team needs to work on our offense, on our defense, and I have to work on being a better goalie.”

”I feel proud

by Noah A.

to play for

Olympiacos

Olympiacos because in this team we play with our hearts….”

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l

I

like to score goals!!!

I like Olympiacos because I get to learn how to be a good soccer player.

ove my Olympiacos team! I used to be in another soccer team but I didn’t enjoy it as much. My dad wanted me to have fun so he brought me here. From the first day I liked my new friends and my new coach. I made a lots of new friends like Arian, Tim, Petro and all others. Coach Niko is awesome; he taught me a lot already. I like playing for this team because it is a lot of fun and I feel proud to play for Olympiacos because in this team we play with our hearts and not like Arsenal and Real Madrid which they don’t.


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SOCCER RIDDLES (Answers on the back page—don’t peek!!!)

By Anthony H.

1. What lights up a soccer stadium?

y experience on By Homer M. this team is great name is made new friends, love Homer learning new things and I am plus traveling around six. I love to be and enjoying what I goalie, and I chase love to do! balls all the time because I'm the ball chaser.

My

By Marina S.

I like best about soccer is being able to play my favorite game weekly, getting together with my friends and scoring goals.

I LOVE SOCCER!!!

By Niko F.

“I

A

love playing with my teammates and scoring goals and helping my team win!”

soccer player Niko F.

admires is Christiano Ronaldo because he is a great soccer player and scores awesome goals!!!

2. What is a ghost’s favorite position in soccer? 3. Why do soccer players do so well in math? 4. What runs around a soccer field but doesn’t move? 5. Which soccer player has the biggest cleats? 6. Why can't Cinderella play soccer?

COACH’S CORNER Q: Coach Niko, Does it bother you that your kids do not like soccer and that they like baseball more? —LOL SOCCERMANIAK

A: Dear LOL SOCCERMANIAK, Glad you ask! My kids actually like soccer very much! Both of them have told me that they like to play goalies, especially Christos who also happens to be a very good baseball player and enjoys the game very much. Omiros always looks up to his brother and likes to play both, too! I never push them to choose anything other than what they prefer to do the most. I will never do. But, they are still young and you never know one day they might decide to play soccer instead of baseball. Either way, I will always be supportive whatever sport they choose to follow as they get older. My advice to them, you, and to all the kids and parents I am involved with— No matter the sport, don’t try to do too many at the same time. Always devote yourself to the one you enjoy the most and the one you are better because then you have a greater chance to be successful. My hunch is that soccer is your favorite LOL SoccerManiak— Keep practicing, work hard, and have fun!

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OLYMPIACOS WORD SEARCH —Created by Marina S. Find and circle these words about soccer. They run up, down, across and diagonally. GOAL, SOCCER, REFEREE, COACH, PLAYERS, NILES, NAPERVILLE, GOALIE, SOCCER, NET, LEAGUE, TROPHY, FUN, SHIN GUARDS, TRYOUTS, JERSEY, TURF, WIN A

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Because she’s always running away from the ball.

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The one with the biggest feet.

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A fence

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They know how to use their heads.

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Ghoul keeper

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ANSWERS TO SOCCER RIDDLES

Answers to Soccer RIddles


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