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  Friday, October 26, 2018

ASA ALBION Soccer PK2-K

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Children have been following this Training Session Plan:

  • Ball Mastery warm up with each player on a ball with a focus on Dribbling in tight areas, Toe Taps, Inside Foot Foundations. Introduction to ‘Step Over’ and ‘Twist’ Albion Skill Moves over a stationary ball to work on coordination.
  • Juggling with Feet and Thighs.
  • Soccer Dodgeball game where players must maintain close control of the ball by dribbling inside an area and look to pass the ball off Coach’s legs as Coach moves around in the area. We progressed to players each taking turns to be the moving targets which also focused on changes of direction and awareness in tight areas.
  • Albion Skill Moves – We worked on the ‘V’ and ‘In Out’ with both feet.
  • Numbers Game 1v1 to goal with encouragement to use their Albion Skill Moves to beat opponent and use changes of direction of play towards either of 2 goals. Players each have a number and wait for their number to be called out by coach before playing 1v1 into either of 2 goals on small field.
  

ASA Wednesday Weavers!

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Wednesday Weavers created festive “rag” weaving samples, using bright nylon cording as “warp”, scrap lengths of colorful cloth as “weft” body and yarn as top and bottom “weft” (for finished edges).  They practiced a “plain weave” pattern and learned several weaving terms and techniques they will incorporate in many of the upcoming projects, including “shedding” in which they lifted several strands of warp simultaneously.  What project is next?  Spider web dream catchers!  Spooky!

  Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ASA ALBION Soccer 1-3rd grade

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Training Session Plan:

  • Ball Mastery warm up with each player on a ball with a focus on Dribbling in tight areas, Toe Taps, Inside Foot Foundations. Introduction to ‘Step Over’ and ‘Twist’ Albion Skill Moves over a stationary ball to work on coordination.
  • Juggling with Feet and Thighs.
  • Soccer Dodgeball game where players must maintain close control of the ball by dribbling inside an area and look to pass the ball off Coach’s legs as Coach moves around in the area. We progressed to players each taking turns to be the moving targets which also focused on changes of direction and awareness in tight areas.
  • Albion Skill Moves – We worked on the ‘V’ and ‘In Out’ with both feet.
  • Numbers Game 1v1 to goal with encouragement to use their Albion Skill Moves to beat opponent. Players each have a number and wait for their number to be called out by coach before playing 1v1 into either of 2 goals on small field.

Children from the Tuesday class practicing their juggling.

  Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ASA Skateboard Advanced class

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Our advanced skateboard class is happy to welcome Jack!

In this photo sequence you can see him doing a “Frontside 180” off of the black box.

Jack is a great kid and a good team mate, always willing to help setting up the ramps, cones and helping his fellow skaters do better.  He is a great inspiration for all the other kids and we are happy to have in our class.

  Saturday, October 13, 2018

ASA ALBION Soccer PK0-PK1

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Children have been enjoying the soccer session with these different training drills:

  • Ball Mastery warm up with each player on a ball focusing on Dribbling in tight areas, Toe Taps and Inside Foot Foundations.
  • Juggling with Thigh and Foot.
  • ‘Ouch’ game where players must maintain close control of the ball by dribbling inside an area and look to pass the ball off Coach’s legs as Coach moves around in the area. Coach says “Ouch” when players connect the ball off his legs.
  • Dribbling through cones keeping close control of the ball with a Shot on Pug Goal to finish.