Sauk Prairie U12 Girls - Eagles

The Eagles are a U12 Girls team from Wisconsin Playing Better to support the American Family Children's Hospital

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We have committed to playing better soccer this season with the goal of earning donations for a great cause. The girls are supporting the American Family Children's Hospital to help kids who can't play now, play some day.  We have selected three goals:

-Complete strings of "5" passes in a row without the opposing team touching the ball

-Complete 3 passes in a row back to our own goalie.

-Work together as a team to earn a shut out.

*New Goal added at midpoint of season*

-Play the ball back after traveling into the corner 

 

How to Help

1) Sign up for our team page by hitting the "follow" button. You will then be part of our online community and recieve updates on how we preform.  

2) Reward our team with a small donation when we achieve our developmental goals. 

3) leave encouraging comments on our weekly posts. This is where the magic lies.  A donation and quick encouraging comment will largely impact the development and devotion each child has in reaching their goals.

  
We encourage participation and most importantly to have fun. The ultimate goals is to have fun and keep our youth in sport.

Team Updates

  • I failed to report on last weekends game so I will include it here.  It was another solid game by the Eagles.  We ended with 4 play backs but controlled the ball quite well.  We run together a number of 4 strings but weren't quite able to get to our goal of 5, in large part because we were in a good position to take a shot.

     

    In the season finale the girls were able to fill up the stat sheet so to speak.  There was a 5 string pass (and mutiple 3 and 4 strings), a 3 string through the goalie (AWESOME!), 2 play backs (I think we missed a few) and the girls worked really well together and shut the team out!

     

    Way to work hard and support the American Family Children's Hospital!

     

    Great job girls!!!  Looking forward to our season ending glow in the dark game this coming Friday.  

  • Sunday was a tough match against a tough team.  The girls played well.  The strung together passes (though no 5 in a row) and won the possession battle by a WIDE margin.  Working hard towards each goal they played the ball back out of the corner 4 times.  Proud of the girls efforts and improvements!  Go Eagles!!!

  • Saturday we bounced back and played a great tactical game.  We played the ball wide.  We kept great spacing.  We possessed the ball far more than the other team (though I didn't track minutes).  We worked in four sets of 5 string passes, we played the ball back out of the corner 6 times, and we played together as a team and kept the other team from scoring.  Great job EAGLES!!!  Let's do it again today!

  • Due to some things coaches were seeing in our tournament last weekend, we added a goal/challenge to the team.  It stayed with the theme of possession and was to play the ball back after traveling into the corner and running into a wall of defenders.  The team responded by performing that task on 4 different occassions.  Great job rising up to the new goal.  They also worked in a 5 pass string.  As coaches we do feel we need to work more on possession and will continue to work on that in practice as we move towards two tough games next weekend, including a rematch with a team to whom we lost in the championship game on PKs!  If you see any of the girls around, please encourage them to continue to work hard and enjoy the game!

  • Another great day for soccer.  It started in the fog with a very wet field.  Something quite pituresque.  The team played tough defense.  Enough to earn shut out #2 for the tournament.  That earned us one more game, this one on the turf; a rematch against a team we played well against on Saturday.  Quite an exciting game which went to PKs!  The girls responded so well to the adversity they had through the tournament from missing teammates very physical play to PKs.  While we didn't meet our possession goals, we are quite proud of they way the girls handle themselves.  They showed true sportsmanship all weekend long.  Great job girls!

  • Day one of our weekend tournament went very well.  The team did come out a little slow but were able to still work on maintaining possession and were able to string together 5 passes in a row twice.  We spent some time talking about our energy level and how important it is to their performance.  The second game the girls were on fire with their attitude and effort, strung together 5 passes in a row twice and earned a shut out.  Tomorrow will be an exciting day with a "win and your in" situation.  It will be great to see how they respond to the pressure as well as other external factors such as an 8 am kickoff.  Go Eagles!!!

  • Another game a little on the warm side and the girls were able to stay hot.  They were able to string together strings of 5 passes on 4 different occasions and they were able to string together 3 passes one of which being through the keeper.  GREAT JOB girls!  With 3 games under our belt we move into a tough tournament this coming weekend.  The tournament atmosphere is so much fun I'm sure the girls will come out hot again, regardless of the weather.

  • The team had another fabulous effort today!  In doing so we achieved a couple more goals.  They were able to string together 5 passes in a row twice.  There may have been more than that but I was a little distracted with how well the girls were playing in other respects.  They also meet their goal of stringing together 3 passes one of which was through the keeper.  You could tell they were nervous to do so but they trusted their abilities and were able to do it...TWICE!  These girls are amazing and are working to be the best soccer players they can be.  They are also working to help other kids get the opportunity to enjoy whatever activity they want by raising money for the American Family Children's Hospital.  From the Play Better Facebook newsfeed...

     

    "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." - Dr. Loretta Scott

     

    Thank you to everyone who is following!

     

    Here's to another great week of practice!

  • Today we opened our soccer season.  Great to do it at home, great weather to play in and the girls did AWESOME!  Our season is "brought to you by the letter 'E.'"  These athletes played with such great Energy and Enthusiasm (E squared).  In doing so they were able to achieve 2 of their 3 goals.  They were not able to make 3 passes in a row with our goalie being one of the targets, though in their defense, the ball spent the vast majority of time in our possession in the attacking third of our field.  They were however able to make 5 passes in a row four different times!  They also played so well together that they were able to shut the other team out!  Such an amazing start on the soccer field and what was really great was to hear the team talk about how much they were able to help other kids by reaching their goals and raising money for the American Family Children's Hospital.  And to top that off, they get to go out tomorrow to do it again!

  • We are heading into opening week this week.  One more practice and then we will be heavy into game season with two games this week.  We are looking forward to a great season!!!  Something I ran across on the "Changing the Game Project" facebook feed that I thought I would share here too:

     

    "People sometimes accuse me of saying winning is a bad thing, and this is flat out not true. Winning should be a player’s goal each and every time he steps on the field. Players must play to win or they are not giving 100 percent effort, which should be required of them every game. Winning is a reward for great preparation and effort. As a coach and as a parent, though, you must realize that winning in youth sports has nothing to do with the final score. It has everything to do with the end result, which is a happy, healthy child who performs his or her best and becomes an athlete for life."

     

    We are looking forward to a great season!

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