The season has flown by! Our last pracitce will be held on Monday, Oct. 28. For the U-10 and older age groups, we will have some fun with heading and goalkeeping games. For the U-8s, we will play some backyard games and let the coaches and players choose their favorite activity before the scrimmage time.
Thank you for a wonderful season! Look into the options for continuing play throughout the winter, both at BUSS/BUGS and with BloomingtonSoccer.net at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center. We look forward to seeing you again after spring break at Karst for our Cutters Community Soccer spring season!
This week we will practice scoring goals! The players usually love to work on this aspect of their game.
In week 5 we will work on possession. We want to emphasize movement, communication and team play for all age groups.
Since practices were canceled on Monday, Oct. 7, we will use these practice plans for Monday, Oct. 14 instead.
The practice plans are below:
Kohl’s Cup is Saturday, Oct. 19. You will receive more information from Jon Kinne this week on game times and procedures.
This week we will work on passing for all age groups.
Please review the following plans for the week of Sept. 30:
We are looking forward to the third Community Soccer practice. The topic this Monday for all age groups is defending. We have included in the practice plan links to a couple of videos that me be helpful to you as you prepare for practice.
Below are the practice plans for Sept. 23:
We hope you had a great first week of Community Soccer! For our second practice we will work on creative dribbling and the Cutters Fast Footwork moves.
Below are the practice plans for Monday:
Please use the scrimmage time to discuss topics related to the game such as positioning and restarting the game after a ball goes out of bounds or a goal is scored.
We are looking forward to our first Community Soccer practice of the fall 2013 season. All players should bring water and a ball, in addition to wearing shin guards.
Coaches, please review the practice plans below in preparation for our practice.
Registration is open for the Fall 2013 season of Community Soccer. The season begins on Monday, September 9th (all age groups EXCEPT U6’s) and Saturday, September 14 for the U6 age division. The season ends on Saturday, November 2nd for all ages. The U6 age group only meets on Saturday mornings; all other age groups meet on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. All practices and games are held at Karst Farm Park. (Note: The Club offers need-based scholarships for participation in the program.)
- U6 (August 1, 2007 – July 31, 2008)
- U8 (August 1, 2005 – July 31, 2007)
- U10 (August 1, 2003 – July 31, 2005)
- U12 (August 1, 2001 – July 31, 2003)
- U14 (August 1, 1999 – July 31, 2001)
- U18 (August 1, 1995 – July 31, 1999)
Note: Unless a child is deliberately playing up an age group or down an age group, all children – regardless of their date of birth – are in the same age during the spring season as they were during the preceding fall season.
U6: September 14th – November 2nd (Saturday mornings ONLY)
U8 and Older: September 9th – November 2nd (Practice Monday nights & Games Saturday Mornings)
U6: Saturdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
U8, U10, U18: Saturdays from 9:30 – 10:30 am and Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
U12, U14: Saturdays from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm and Mondays from 7:15 – 8:15 pm? (These times are the same as in past seasons.)
Location?Karst Farm Park on Endwright Road in Bloomington
Cost?U6: $75 through August 12; $80 through August 26; $85 after August 26
U8 and Older: $100 through August 12; $110 through August 26; $130 after August 26
Non-Scholarship Registration Link
Scholarship Registration Link
We hope to see you and your child this Fall!
Monday, June 3 will be our last practice of the spring season.
For U-8s, U-10s and U-12s, we will work on finishing, a.k.a. goal scoring. Many travel coaches will be in attendance for the practice night. If your player(s) is interested in travel soccer, please use this opportunity to ask questions.
The U-14s will play 11-a-side games on Monday night and next Saturday (June 8). This change is designed to facilitate the exploration of U-14s playing on a larger field with more players per side. Players who participate in high school soccer or travel soccer at this age group play 11 versus 11 games.
We will be introducing two new topics this week: heading the ball and goalkeeping for the U-10s through U-14 players. For the U-8s, we will explore fun, backyard soccer games that they can practice at home.
If you are interested in learning more about proper techniques to head the soccer ball, you can watch How to Head a Soccer Ball video on You Tube: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=y5GQXFhUEgc.
This week the topic will be possession (keeping the ball) for all of the age groups. With the younger age groups, we will spend more time emphasizing cooperating with your teammates.
The Values through Sport topic for this week is respect.
Our topic for Monday, April 29 will be passing and receiving. We will focus on technique and proper positioning to make the next pass.
Consider checking out the following US Youth Soccer videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/usyouth/videos?query=passing.
- Push Pass
- Receiving Ground Balls
- First Touch
- Wedge Trap
- Volley Pass with the Inside of the Foot
- Volley Pass with the Instep
The videos are each less than a minute. Please share them with your teams as well.
Practice plans for this week:
This week we will work on defending with all age groups. The theme for coaching points will be Fast to Slow, Sideways and Low.
We recommend everyone review the following online resources:
The videos were created by US Soccer for youth coaches.
The topic for this week will be advanced dribbling. The skills vary by age group, but will include fakes, turns, shielding, change of speed and change of direction.
Also this week, we will begin the Values through Sport pilot program for players. The topic this week is responsibility. We will encourage the players to be responsible for their own equipment (for example, remembering to bring their ball, shin guards and water bottle to and from practice). In addition, we will ask them how else they can be responsible at soccer and at home. If you would like more information on the Values through Sport project, please visit http://valuesthroughsport.com.
We are looking forward to a great practice on Monday night. Here are the practice plans:
The U-6s will continue to work on dribbling and coordination this weekend. Please review the following practice plan and let us know if you have any questions.
Practice Plan: Week 2 U-6 Spring 2013
It’s going to be a bit chilly in the morning, so dress warmly. Karst is always cooler than being in town.
** These practice plans will be used on Monday, April 8 **
Welcome to the spring 2013 Cutters Community Soccer season! We are excited to begin.
The first practice will include dribbling and getting to know your teammates, coaches and trainers. We will end practice with a scrimmage to get ready for Saturday’s first game.
Every player should wear shin guards and bring a soccer ball and water bottle to each practice. Please put a parent’s cell phone number on the soccer ball in case it is left at the field. Also, make sure everyone is dressed warmly for Monday. The temperature at Karst often feels much cooler than in town. Finally, always call the Karst Farm Park hotline, 812-349-2126, before driving to the fields.
Here are the practice plans for this week. Coaches should print a copy to bring to practice.
If you are unsure where to park or which field to report to on Monday, please check out this map of Karst Farm Park.
Hello U-6 coaches,
The practice plan and additional information have been sent to your e-mail addresses.
This week the practice plan is a little different to allow time for you to get to know your players’ names and to hand out team shirts.
Here’s the practice plan for a quick reference: Week 1 U-6 Spring 2013 Practice Plan
Welcome to the spring 2013 season of Community Soccer. We are appreciative of all the volunteer coaches that make the Community Soccer program possible.
The following resources will be helpful for the 2013 season. Please review them and ask us questions at the coaches meeting, by e-mail or at the fields.
Please make sure every family on your team registers for Cutters weather alerts via RainedOut.com. Participants can visit the Web site, http://www.rainedout.com, to register for e-mail and text updates or they can text CUTTERS to 70359 to receive text message alerts from Cutters Soccer Club. This service is the fastest way to receive notice when Karst closes or practices are canceled due to inclement weather.
Cutters Community Soccer staff
October 27 is our last Saturday morning session for Community Soccer. Thank you so much for all you do for the U-6 players. They have a wonderful experience week after week.
Here’s our final practice plan: U-6 Practice Plan for 10/27/2012
The forecast for the morning is cold with temperatures in the 30s. Please remind your players and their families to dress warmly. It always feels colder at Karst.
This week we will focus on goal scoring! The players usually like this topic, but may overlook the proper technique in all of the excitement. Please try to emphasize the coaching points regarding technique and placement.
Weather: As of Saturday evening, the forecast for Monday was a 50 percent chance of rain. Please check the Karst Hotline 812-349-2126 before driving to the fields for practice.
Text CUTTERS to 70359 to receive alerts from Cutters Soccer Club