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Brazil and Neymar the rising soccer Star owns 2013 Confederation CUP. p. 35

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Adversity: Obstacle or Opportunity …?

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Assessment – Coaching’s Invisible Ingredient Just as important as preparation, coaching style and session delivery is the coach’s ability to assess on different levels. Assessment is crucial to all parts of the coaching process and yet as a concept is rarely examined and discussed. Assessment is a vital factor at the beginning of the coaching process. When coaches take over a team or group of players it is imperative that they accurately recognize the ability level and tactical understanding of the players, in order to set up a program of work that is at the right level for that group. This assessment process will allow the coach to implement improvement and learning and minimize time wasting.

What criteria do we assess our players with?………You may be asking. Assessment should be relative to the game style and without a properly constructed game style no realistic assessment can take place. It is vital that the coach must have that playing philosophy, with all the detail of its components in place. Beginning the assessment process without having a game style in place is the equivalent of starting on a journey without knowing where your destination is! The first priority in any session is to assess the skill level and tactical understanding of each player against the criteria of what is expected at that stage of development. This is vital in the initial session of any new coaching theme because the coach may have to instantly reorganise and change the session in order to enable the work to succeed and for real skill development and tactical understanding to take place. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013 12

Great and experienced coaches perform this assessment during sessions as second nature but make no mistake this has come from years of experience and self-examination. Depending on the ability and aptitude of the players the coach may have to stay with a phase of learning for 2 or 3 sessions until the work is ‘bedded in’. The coaches assessment and judgement during these sessions will determine when the players are ready to move on to the next phase or theme. The ultimate assessment tool is the game itself. If the coach has practiced the way they want to play effectively in their coaching sessions the quality of the work will show in the competitive arena of the game and the players will play the way they have practiced. The better coaches will not be “ranting and raving” on the side-line but will occasionally make reminder points to the players based on their understanding of the work done in training. If the players are not able to demonstrate the work in the game then that is an indication that they are not ready to move on.

During the game a close examination of the “greats” like Venables, Michels and Mourinhio will often see them watching quietly, with a pen and paper, making reminder notes to use at half time, full time and for use in further sessions. They are really assessing the effectiveness of their own work. Self-assessment by coaches should be ever present in everything they do regarding practice and game play to analyse the effectiveness of their work. During the session the coach should step back to see the whole picture and measure the individual player progress. Part of that measurement will be to also assess if the session delivery is at the right level and being taken in by the players. The coach should also see each player as an individual project with unique requirements. What are their strengths? and what are their weaknesses? Are they quick learners? are they confident? are their critical skills sufficient for them to be tactically effective in the game? The coach should then use this assessment to prioritize the area he and the players need to work on and then coach it!

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After each session the coach needs to honestly assess the effectiveness of the session .

Were the playing areas realistic?


Did the timing of each section within the practice maximize learning and success?


Were the key coaching points delivered in easy to learn sequence?


Did the players improve skillfully and tactically as individuals and as a team?


Do the players really understand what they are trying to do and can they operate independently of coach?


Is the group ready to move on or does the theme need to be worked on again?


The coach should also closely look at their own performance in order to get better and better.


Was I motivational?


Was my coaching position such that allowed me to observe every aspect of the session?


Did I cleverly give positive images with my language and demonstrations?


Did I connect with every player?


Did I coach in such a way that every player understood the work?


Was my post session de brief effective in cementing the theme of the session?


What changes would I make, if any, next time I deliver this theme?

Assessment is an important and vital component of coaching. By being aware of its value and the part it plays in the coaching and match day process, the coach can further develop assessment as part of their coaching methodology and further advance their journey towards coaching excellence

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PFC's elite Team Adidas PFC Team Adidas and Lloyd’s FC well done ‘LADS’ on your Miami tour.

From all count the Lloyd’s Football Club ended their tour in Miami, FL USA with good competitive soccer. Plantation FC Team Adidas hosted the team from May 19th thru May 22nd which they played against the coaching staff and PFC youth soccer teams. Both Lloyd’s FC and PFC ran a soccer clinic for the u9u12 age groups at the soccer park. PFC and fans welcomed them with opening arms as they expand their soccer relationship. This was Lloyd’s FC first visit to South Florida. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013


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PFC Copa U19 and U15 Boys kicked off 2013 US Youth Soccer Southern Regions Championship with U19 Boys crowned Region III champ and the U15 boys got knocked out at the semisemi-finals round. All games were played at Edmond Soccer Complex, Edmond, Oklahoma June 20th thru 27th.

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Seven goalkeeper training days in just 11 days in 3 venues in 2 states! This time J4K did their goalkeeping training identification camp in Miami, Florida. Special guest was J4K founder Ray Newland as Scottish goalkeeper legend Jim Leighton had to return back to training duty with Scottish premiership club, Aberdeen FC. The j4K Miami goalkeeper camp was ran by J4K coach Giuseppe Weller who set up a beautiful camp with over 25 keepers in attendance. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013


Goalkeeper Training in Miami Tour Testimonials:: Testimonials Congratulations for the training, it was very good. Looking forward for the next one. Please keep us posted. …..Roberto

Hi Joe, It was a pleasure to meet you, Ray and all the coached. I thought the camp was excellent. You and all the coaches did a great job. I like the fact that you help challenge the players to the fullest extent and in a positive and encouraging way. I would be very interested in speaking with you about any possible projects. Thanks, ….Carlos

Dear Joe, Joe, Allow me to start by applauding you and J4K again for such a great camp. Santi had, as you may have noticed, a great time. Allow me to ask: Have the winners being selected as we were told? It is very important for you guys to keep up to your word and to what J4K posts in their website. Credibility is often as important as quality specially when you are trying to start a good project like this one. Different things motivate different people and the right perception is also needed in addition to high quality training. Do not takes us wrong. We truly appreciate what you and J4K did and what you are trying to do and we would love to be part if this great movement that just started in Florida with J4K. Regards, ….Pedro ….Pedro Good Afternoon Giuseppe. My children Lexi and Mikey D. both attended your camp today and yesterday. I wanted to thank you, both kids loved it and said they learned the most at your camp than any other goalie camp they've been to. We are looking forward to more opportunities that you may offer. Thank you again for all that you do. …..Stacy

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_________ Adversity: Obstacle or Opportunity?


ithin a twenty four hour period I encountered

two inspiring stories that directed me to think more carefully about adversity. The first was the result of watching the movie "Soul Surfer". This story of a young girl who survives a shark attack while surfing is powerful in giving us a new perspective on what real adversity looks like.

Amazingly, in each case, the victims of these misfortunes do not act like victims at all. Instead they speak of the benefits of their "tragedies", the lessons learned, the new opportunities realized, and the blessings of their life-altering experience. Napoleon Hill once said, "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." Of course no one in their right mind goes around wishing for this kind of event in their life. But I am amazed at the whining and complaining most of us exhibit by the inconvenience of a small injury on the "playing field of life" or the challenges our children face in sports. We tend to whimper and anguish for our children over things like:

The second story came in the form of a book ("Embrace the Struggle") by Zig Ziglar, the most famous inspirational speaker of our time. At the age of 80 Zig fell down a flight of stairs and suffered a serious head injury – the kind that affects his shortterm memory – which has a huge impact on his public speaking abilities.

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Not making a team Being second string Playing a new position Being on a losing team Spraining an ankle

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We want to cry out, "That’s not what’s supposed to happen to my child!" "This is unfair!" However that reaction is simply a choice that ignores another possibility. I recently read that only 25% of success can be predicted by one’s IQ. The other 75% comes from three factors:

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Levels of optimism Social support Ability to see obstacles as opportunities rather than threats

Perhaps one of the most important lessons for us to teach our children is gratefulness for the challenges of adversity; to say "thank you" for each opportunity to learn from, and grow through, the obstacles we face. What might our children learn about life if we encouraged them to seek the valuable lessons hidden in any crisis? Think of the durability we could give them for life if they learned to trust the journey through every obstacle and chose to embrace the struggle. It should make each of us wonder: "What example am I setting for my children when I encounter obstacles and disappointment?"

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To ensure that his own chosen name was adopted, Toye staged a "name the team" contest, inviting supporters to write in with potential names. Two NYC teachers. Meyer Diller and Al Capelli, from Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, entered the contest and submitted the name "Cosmos".

The Ertegun brothers, Ahmet (left) and Nesuhi (right), co-founded the Cosmos along with Steve Ross


he club was founded in 1971 by Warner

Communications executives Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegunand company president Steve Ross. The team's first recruit was the English-born Clive Toye, a former sports writer who had moved to the United States in 1967 to become general manager of the short-lived Baltimore Bays; he was given the same post in New York. Toye sought to convey the new team's ambitions within its name, and reasoned that he could outdo the "Metropolitans" label referenced by the thennine-year-old New York Mets baseball team by calling his team the "Cosmos", shortened from "Cosmopolitans". However, the Erteguns wished to use the name originally suggested by Nesuhi, the "New York Blues".

The two physical education teachers had independently come up with the name "Cosmos", The two men were awarded a trip to Europe. The day on which the name was officially unveiled, February 4, 1971, would later be adopted as the Cosmos' founding date. The New York Cosmos (simply the Cosmos in 1977–1978) were an American soccer club based in New York City and its suburbs. The team played home games in three stadiums around New York before moving in 1977 to Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, where it remained for the rest of its history. Founded in 1971, the team competed in the North American Soccer League (NASL) until 1984 and was the strongest franchise in that league, both competitively and financially – based largely around its backing by Warner Communications President Steve Ross, which enabled it to sign internationally famous stars such as the Brazilian forward Pelé, Italian striker Giorgio Chinaglia and the West German sweeper Franz Beckenbauer.

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The acquisition of these foreign players, particularly Pelé, made the Cosmos into what Gavin Newsham called "the most glamorous team in world football", and contributed to the development of soccer across the United States, a country where it had previously been largely ignored.

New York Cosmos 1971 - NASL The New York Cosmos entered the 1968-founded North American Soccer League (NASL) in its fourth season, 1971. The first roster signing of the club was Gordon Bradley, an English professional who had moved to North America in 1963 and played for the New York Generals in 1968. He was made player-coach, a position he would hold until 1975. Bradley's team finished second in its division in its first year, playing at Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees baseball team. Randy Horton, from Bermuda, was named the league's Rookie of the Year after scoring 16 goals and 37 points, the most by any New York player. In 1972 the team moved to Hofstra Stadium where they won their first league title with a 2–1 victory over the St. Louis Stars. Horton was the league's top scorer and Most Valuable Player, with 9 goals and 22 points from the 14 regular-season games and two postseason matches. The Cosmos reached the play-offs once more in 1973, but were knocked out at the semi-final stage. Bradley coached the United States national team for six games during 1973—picking himself in one, despite not being an American citizen—but lost them all. Before the 1974 season, the Cosmos moved again, settling at Downing Stadium.

In their first year at their new base, they finished bottom of their division. Horton top scored for the Cosmos in every season before he was traded in 1975 to the Washington Diplomats.

It was during the 1975 season that the Cosmos acquired the Brazilian star Pelé, whom they had been attempting to sign since the team was created. Ross had apparently not heard of him before getting involved in soccer, but agreed to finance the transfer when Toye compared the Brazilian's popularity to that of the Pope. Pelé joined the Cosmos on June 10, 1975 on a salary of $1.4 million per year, an enormous wage for an athlete at that time. A number of contracts—only one of which mentioned soccer—were set up for Pelé to ensure that he paid the lowest amount of tax possible, including one as a "recording artist" with Warner subsidiary Atlantic Records. "We owned him lock, stock and barrel," Toye retrospectively boasted. The Pelé deal was later described by Gavin Newsham, an English writer, as "the transfer coup of the century". His arrival turned the Cosmos from a motley crew of foreigners, semi-professionals and students into a huge commercial presence. The club's groundsman, on hearing that the Brazilian's début for New York was to be broadcast on CBS, spray-painted the pitch green to disguise how little grass was on it: the match, against the Dallas Tornado, was broadcast to 22 countries and covered by more than 300 journalists from all over the world. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013 31

Bradley returned as coach for the 1977 season in place of the dismissed Furphy, but was removed after half of the season to become the club's vicepresident of player personnel. South African-born former Italy international Eddie Firmani took his place. Pelé played his last professional match on October 1, 1977, in front of a capacity crowd at Giants Stadium: in an exhibition match between New York and his former club Santos, Pelé appeared for both sides, playing one half for each. Although New York finished third at season end, it was still too low a placing to reach the post-season. Bradley was replaced for the 1976 season by another Englishman, Ken Furphy, who paired Pelé up front with Italian international forward Giorgio Chinaglia, a new arrival from S.S. Lazio. He had been so popular at Lazio that when his move to New York was announced, supporters "threatened to throw themselves beneath the wheels of the plane". By contrast to most of the overseas stars bought by NASL teams, Chinaglia was signed in his prime. He played for the Cosmos for the rest of their history, scoring a record number of goals and points not only for the Cosmos, but for the entire league. He shared an unusual personal bond with the club's ultimate controller, Ross, and was therefore treated differently from the other players, including Pelé. Crowds rose with the arrival of these and other European and South American international players, resulting in a move back to Yankee Stadium for the 1976 season. With numerous foreign stars arriving at the Cosmos, the team's competitive performance improved, as New York reached the play-offs at the end of the season, but lost in the divisional championship match to the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The Cosmos relocated again before the 1977 season, to the newly constructed Giants Stadium in New Jersey, and at the same time dropped the prefix "New York" and played simply as "the Cosmos", without a geographical name. The city name was restored in 1979.

The Cosmos won the game 2–1. Pelé's compatriot, former Brazil captain Carlos Alberto was signed in 1977, at the same time as Franz Beckenbauer, who had captained the 1974 FIFA World Cup-winning West German national team. On the field, New York won three out of four championships, in 1977, 1978 and 1980. A playoff game against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1977 drew a crowd of 77,691, a record for American club soccer. The team's average attendances, regularly over 40,000 during the late 1970s, were the biggest in the league; this helped it to become regarded as the league's "marquee club", both commercially and competitively. Firmani was fired in 1979; he claimed, after falling out with Chinaglia. His assistant, Ray Klivecka, replaced him, becoming the team's first American-born coach. He lasted a season before himself being replaced by Júlio Mazzei.

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The New York Cosmos (pronounced /ˈkɒzmɒz/) are an American professional soccer club based in New York City, scheduled to play their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League during the 2013 season. The present day organization, which was formed in August 2010, is named after and claims lineage of the original New York Cosmos, who were active from 1971 to 1985, mostly in the old North American Soccer League, which ceased operations in 1984. The new Cosmos ultimately aspire to join Major League Soccer, the top professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. They will begin playing in the 2013 Fall NASL season. The Cosmos' back-room structure includes As the Cosmos declined following Pelé's retirement, three former players from the original team: Pelé is its honorary president while Shep so did the NASL. Attendances fell, the league's television deal was lost and it finally folded in 1984. Messing and Carlos Alberto are international ambassadors. Giovanni Savarese is the team's Although the Cosmos attempted to operate as an head coach. Former France and Manchester independent team in the Major Indoor Soccer United forward Eric Cantona became director of League, attendances were so low that the club withdrew without completing a season. The Cosmos soccer in January 2011, with former United folded, though the team's youth camps continued to States international Cobi Jones as his deputy. operate under the Cosmos name and label, run by the franchise's former general manager, G. Peppe Pinton. The Cosmos name remained very well known, even after it stopped competing. Numerous attempts were made to revive it during the 1990s and 2000s, most notably as a Major League Soccer (MLS) club. Seeking to retain the Cosmos' heritage, Pinton refused to sell the name and image rights, believing that MLS would not honor them. Following a change of attitude by MLS towards the NASL's legacy and the revival of several former NASL names, Pinton sold the rights to an international, English-based consortium in August 2009. A new Cosmos team was announced in August 2010, by the group's honorary president, Pelé. The new team is scheduled to start play in the second-tier North American Soccer League (first contested in 2011) during the 2013 season. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013 33

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Brazil won their fourth Confederations Cup in storming style, blitzing Spain 33-0 against a backdrop of noise and pandemonium. Local hero Fred scored twice, Spain’s Gerard Pique was sent off, and Neymar was the man of the match, if not this entire tournament. It was a resounding and comprehensive win on the hosts’ home turf that sent the Maracana’s capacity crowd into delirium. Report: 6/30/2013

Brazil striker Neymar Neymar,, who won the Golden Ball for being named the best player at the Confederations Cup. Neymar scored in the match, played at the Maracana, Maracana, and afterwards received his accolade as the competition's best player ahead of future teamteam-mate Andres Iniesta Iniesta,, with fellow Brazilian and Tottenham target Paulinho third in the running. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013 35

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Bayern MunichMunich- A 3 3––2 victory over Stuttgart not only sealed the DFB Cup for Bayern, but also completed a historic firstfirstever treble for a German team. “It's unbelievable and historic for the whole club, the team and the fans," declared Franck Ribéry after the final whistle at Berlin Olympic Stadium. Boss Jupp Heynckes Heynckes,, a cup winner as a coach for the first time, spoke of “an emotional moment. This treble is unique."

Sir Alex Ferguson made his last entrance for a match as manager for Manchester United at The Hawthorns Ferguson was took charge of United for the 1,500th and final time before retiring and the Scot bowed out with a draw against West Brom as the Barclays Premier League champions rapped up. , Sir Alex career ended in remarkable fashion as Manchester United drew 5-5 at West Bromwich Albion in the Barclays Premier League on May 19, 2013. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013


Manchester City Football Club are proud to announce, in partnership with the New York Yankees, the acquisition of the Major League Soccer’s 20th expansion club. NEW YORK (May 21, 2013) - Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that a partnership of global sports powers, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees, has acquired the League's 20th expansion club. The new team will be named New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and expects to begin play in 2015. Manchester City will be the majority owner of the new Club. As an investor, the Yankees will be an active member of the ownership group. The New York Yankees and Manchester City Football Club have an existing commercial relationship through Legends Hospitality, LLC, an international entertainment, hospitality and marketing organization. Yankee Stadium is pleased to be hosting Manchester City on Saturday, May 25 for a "friendly" match against Chelsea FC, giving New York area fans a rare opportunity to see two outstanding English Premier League clubs up close.

The Montreal Impact got a late goal from Hassoun Camara and were crowned Amway Canadian Champions after a dramatic 22-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night, May 29th at BC Place. The victory also ensured Montreal a place in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013




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The FIFA Confederations Cup is an international association football tournament for national teams, currently held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the holders of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC, OFC), along with the FIFA World Cup holder and the host nation, to bring the number of teams up to eight. Since 2005, the tournament has been held in the nation that will host the FIFA World Cup in the following year, acting as a rehearsal for the larger tournament. Brazil hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup from 15 to 30 June, which they won by defeating Spain 3– 3–0 in the final. The tournament was originally organized by and held in Saudi Arabia and called the King Fahd Cup (Confederations Winners Cup or Intercontinental Championship), Championship), contested in 1992 and 1995 by the Saudi national side and some continental champions. In 1997, FIFA took over the organization of the tournament, named it the FIFA Confederations Cup and staged the competition every two years. Since 2005, it has been held every four years, in the year prior to each World Cup in the host country of the forthcoming World Cup (the 2001 edition was hosted in South Korea and Japan, before the quadrennial pattern was established). Considered a dressdress-rehearsal for the World Cup it precedes, it uses around half of the stadia intended for use at the following year's competition and gives the host nation, which qualifies for that tournament automatically, experience at a high level of competition during two years of otherwise friendlies friendlies.. At the same time, participation was made optional for the South American and European champions. Generally, the host nation, the World Cup holders, and the six continental champions qualify for the competition. In those cases where a team meets more than one of the qualification criteria (such as the 2001 tournament where France qualified as the World Cup champions and European champions), another team is invited to participate, often the runnerrunner-up in a competition that the extra--qualified team won. extra SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013


Core Exercises to strengthening the body pillar In the U.S., about 75% of yoga participants are women, as are 90% of Pilates participants -- but men are catching on as "core strength" is the new rage in fitness. It’s had been reported, that men tend to prefer exercises and activities like bench press, that can be directly measured by reps and weight, however, the tide may be turning as pro-athletes are looking to "core strength" to prevent injury. 1. Glute Bridge: Lie face up on the ground with your arms to the side, knees bent and heels flat on the ground. Lift hips until knees, hips and shoulders are in a straight line. Hold for two-to-three seconds. Repeat several times.

2. Lateral Pillar Bridge:

Lie on your side with your forearm on the ground under your shoulder. Push your hip off the ground . Create a straight line from your ankles to your shoulder. Hold this position for 15-to 30 seconds. Repeat several times. SoccerDroid eMagazine - July 2013


3. Plank with Arm Lift: Start in a push-up position with your feet and shoulders apart. Without moving your torso, lift your right arm up and slightly to the right. Hold for one to two seconds. Then switch to the right arm and do the same. Repeat several times.

Core-strengthening exercises seek to bolster all the muscles of the torso from top to bottom and front to back, creating a balance that enables athletes to stand tall, limbs in alignment down to their feet and hands. The particular exercises that strengthen core muscles involve stretching and balance routines that also enhance flexibility....Many sports-medicine specialists expect corestrength exercises to become the third leg of public-health recommendations in regard to workouts. Just as cardiovascular exercise is promoted for heart health and resistance training for strong bones, experts expect core-strengthening movements to gain public-health favor for avoiding muscular-skeletal pain and injury, particularly of the neck, back and hips. "In the sports and fitness worlds, the benefits of core strength exercise are accepted facts," says Bill Sonnemaker, a personal trainer and spokesman for IDEA Health & Fitness Association, an educational association for fitness professionals.

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