www.swampsoccer.net http://www.swampsoccer.net Mon, 20 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 en hourly 1 Best Youth Soccer Teams in Florida http://www.swampsoccer.net/2013/05/20/best-youth-soccer-teams-in-florida/ http://www.swampsoccer.net/2013/05/20/best-youth-soccer-teams-in-florida/#comments Mon, 20 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.swampsoccer.net/?p=17 Parents who are in search of a fun and rewarding activity for their children may do well to consider all the benefits that youth soccer team has to offer. Providing your children with the opportunity to play on a team, make new friends and experience all of the excitement and fun that soccer has to offer can be greatly beneficial. With many teams and leagues in the Florida area, finding the best sporting events and opportunities for young players could be far more easily done than you might have been expecting.

Involving your children in an organized and competitive sport will ensure that they have the chance to get regular exercise, learn about teamwork and experience the thrill of competitive play. If you have been searching for a sport that will have more to offer, youth soccer could provide you with an ideal opportunity. Learning more about the local teams, player ages and which opportunities would be best for your child can allow you to discover a number of choices to make use of. With the many benefits that youth soccer has to offer young players, providing your children with a more rewarding and beneficial activity has never been easier.

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Florida Gators Soccer Team Facts and Stats http://www.swampsoccer.net/2013/03/25/florida-gators-soccer-team-facts-and-stats/ http://www.swampsoccer.net/2013/03/25/florida-gators-soccer-team-facts-and-stats/#comments Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.swampsoccer.net/?p=16 In less than 20 years, University of Florida has established itself as one of the premier women’s college soccer programs in the nation. Since their inaugural season in 1995, the Gators are 300-80-26 for an amazing .771 all-time winning percentage. The highlights during that span include 11 SEC titles, 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, two College Cup appreanaces and the big one in 1998, the NCAA National Championship. All of this has been accomplished under the leadership of one coach, Becky Burleigh.

A native of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Burleigh led Berry College in Georgia to a pair of NAIA national championships in 1990 and 1993 before establishing the Florida Women’s Soccer Team in 1995. Since then Burleigh has been named the NSCAA National Coach of the Year in 1998 and the SEC Coach of the Year in 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2010.

Florida has also produced 17 NSCAA All-American players, including Abby Wambach, who set Gator records for goals, assists, game-winning goals and hat tricks in a career and “saved the U.S.A.’s life” in the 2011 World Cup versus Brazil.

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Healthy Soccer Tips for Floridians http://www.swampsoccer.net/2012/04/21/healthy-soccer-tips-for-floridians/ http://www.swampsoccer.net/2012/04/21/healthy-soccer-tips-for-floridians/#comments Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.swampsoccer.net/?p=11 Playing soccer here in Florida is less of a leisure activity and more of a, well, exercise. If you or your child wants to get good at the game you’ve got to remember a few things you may not have learned from watching the pros go at it on your http://www.swampsoccer.net/ sports channels:
DRINK MORE WATER – This is even more important here in Florida where the temps regularly reach over 100 degrees you’ve got to stay hydrated to be the best soccer player you can be and also to stay healthy.
TAKE MORE BREAKS – If you plan on playing a whole game you’ve got to sit out at least 10 minutes. This should be a rule for your family and on your team – more exertion than that can cause unhealthy results.
WEAR SUNSCREEN – Just because you’re covered by your soccer uniform doesn’t mean you’re not getting sun, particularly on the top of your head. Invest in some SPF shampoo and get a lightweight sports coverage for your arms and legs. You’ll be happy you did later when you’re not a Florida lobster.

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Will the Florida Gators Win it All This Year? http://www.swampsoccer.net/2011/10/01/will-the-florida-gators-win-it-all-this-year/ http://www.swampsoccer.net/2011/10/01/will-the-florida-gators-win-it-all-this-year/#comments Sat, 01 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.swampsoccer.net/?p=10 After a couple sub-par seasons the past few years, the Florida Gators men’s soccer team is really looking to turn things around this upcoming season. With a new coaching staff in place, fresh young players joining the team, and a couple returning junior and senior players, the team has high hopes for a great season, and potentially taking the title this season. With a couple returning seniors stating they really would love to take the title before they leave the school, and a couple great juniors also hoping for a title, the new coaching staff has the hope that these elder players can help new freshman and sophomore players really pick up their game.I was looking for more information and found it here.

So, with such a young squad coming in, the team knows they have a challenge up ahead, but hope that the older players, and experienced coaching staff can make up for the lack of cohesion the team will have early on during the season. The team does have great talent, and a very strong secondary to come in off the bench when needed. And, with the new coaching staff giving that added encouragement and training, the Florida Gators hope they have what it takes to win it all this year.

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Florida Gators: The Best Youth Soccer Team http://www.swampsoccer.net/2011/09/27/florida-gators-the-best-youth-soccer-team/ http://www.swampsoccer.net/2011/09/27/florida-gators-the-best-youth-soccer-team/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.swampsoccer.net/?p=9 The Florida Gators are undoubtedly the best youth soccer team around these days. Their record speaks for itself with 11 SEC championship wins, 9 SEC tournament wins and 14 NCAA tournament appearances – their 1998 NCAA win being a highlight. Amazingly, they have achieved all of this since the program began in 1994/5. As with every great team, the Gators have produced some excellent players in their 16 years in the SEC – in fact, 16 players have been selected as first-team All Americans including, Erin Baxter, Heather Mitts, Keisha Bell, Stacy Bishop, Melanie Booth, Danielle Fotopoulos and Abby Wambach, to name a few.I was looking for more information and found it here.

As of September 16th, 2011 the team has a 6-2-0 record with and average 2.38 goals scored per game to their opponents 0.88. Current star players include Erika Tymrak, Annie Speese and Taylor Travis. These hotshots all aspire to emulate former Gator, Abby Wambach who still holds team records for most goals scored, hat-tricks, game wining goals, assists, points and shots.

The Gators play out of Gainsville at James G. Pressly Stadium in Division one of the NCAA and the SEC. Head on down to give the team and head coach Becky Burleigh support this season!

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Everything You Need to Know About the Florida Gators http://www.swampsoccer.net/2011/09/22/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-florida-gators/ http://www.swampsoccer.net/2011/09/22/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-florida-gators/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.swampsoccer.net/?p=7 Based at the James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, The Florida Gators women’s soccer team has become known as one the nation’s most formidable. They have won the SEC championship a total of 11 times in the 16 years since the program was setup in 1994 and in 1998 managed to win the NCAA national championship in only their fourth season. The Gators have produced players who have gone on to star at the national level including Heather Mitts, Abby Wambach, Erin Baxter and Melanie Booth. During her time as a Gator, national player Abby Wambach scored 96 goals in 93 games from 1998-2001 including 10 hat-tricks, both are records for the team.

Coached by Becky Burleigh from the outset, the team have racked up an impressive record of 264 wins, 23 draws and 70 losses, giving them a masterful 0.77 winning percentage. These stats have helped place her as no. 6 for winning percentage and no. 4 for number of wins on the DI Active Coaches Chart. It’s no surprise then that Coach Burleigh has received recognition: 1998 NSCAA/Adidas Coach of the Year; 1998 College Soccer Weekly Coach of the Year; 1996, 2000, 2008 SEC Coach of the Year.

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Soccer: The Rules of the Game http://www.swampsoccer.net/2011/09/20/soccer-the-rules-of-the-game/ http://www.swampsoccer.net/2011/09/20/soccer-the-rules-of-the-game/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0000 admin http://www.swampsoccer.net/?p=6 In this day and age, soccer is basically the most popular sport. There are millions or even billions of soccer fans from different countries all over the world. Whatever team you may be rooting for or you simply want to know more information when it comes to basic soccer rules, you have come to the right place. Below, I have made a list of the basic rules when it comes to playing soccer.

1. If you are a big soccer fan or you have been playing soccer for a long time now, you should know that all the other parts of the body except for the hands are allowed to touch the ball. You should always keep in mind that it is best if you use your feet all the time to catch or pass the ball when you play soccer. There are only a few instances though when the use of hands is allowed.

2. You should never push another player in order for you to get the ball or have an advantage over the other team. Unlike other sports, you can’t push the other player so that you can have the ball. However, there are a few techniques that you can do to get the ball without having to push the other player.

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