March 29, 2015

Final Weekend for Player Registrations

If you follow our Facebook page, then you definitely know by now that we are in the final days before player registration ends for the Spring 2015 season.

Photo by Maureen Lutz

If you don't follow our updates, however, it is now time to get your registrations mailed in. Here are a couple of things to know as the registration period winds down:

  • Your forms must be filled out completely, as well as signed by a parent/guardian
  • Use one registration form per player being registered
  • To guarantee a roster spot, make sure you have the form and correct payment in the mail before 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Get Your Registration in on Time

Any registrations that are postmarked April 1st or later are considered late, and those players are not guaranteed a roster spot for WLSC.

No, this is not an April Fool's joke.

We want all children who are interested to participate this season. However, we do have deadlines to meet with scheduling and team placement, so please get your registrations in the mail on or before Tuesday.

We look forward to another great year of Washington Local Soccer.

What Happens Next?

The next 7-10 days after the registration period ends are spent on properly registering players with Ohio-North, as well as setting up team rosters. Once that is finished, the rosters will be sent out to our volunteer coaches for this season. 

You should expect to hear from a coach by mid-April to inform you of the first practice. The first league games for Washington Local Soccer will be on May 2nd, on the fields across from Shoreland Elementary School.

February 27, 2015

It's Time for Pre-Season Conditioning

It's seems kind of odd to be talking about pre-season. After all, we are expecting more accumulating snow over the weekend. However, with player registrations (click link at right) officially opening while the snow is falling, it's time to start getting ready for soccer.

Unless you've been playing indoor, chances are good that it's been a while since you've touched a soccer ball. The video below is great for getting better with ball control and foot skills.

We like this one because it can be done indoors and doesn't require a lot of space. It is called 1000 Touches, because if you follow the video, you will touch the ball 1000 times in under 10 minutes.

If your child does this drill just three times per week, you will be amazed at his or her improvement by the time the season begins.

Have fun with this one!!

Video created by skillsfirst on YouTube

February 19, 2015

Throw Back 2010

Saw this over on Glass City's website. It's too good to not share.

You remember the situation. It was the last game in the group stage at the 2010 World Cup. The United States needed a win to advance to the knock-out round. After 90 minutes, the game was still tied 0-0.

Then...Landon Donovan.


Video created by kitchel22130 on YouTube