Building a Box Goalie: 5 Steps to Protect the Net
Building a box goalie can be a tough task if you aren’t well versed in the trade. It’s a different animal from field goalie, and there’s a lot to keep track of when you’re the last line of defense in box lacrosse.
If you’ve never played box goalie before, it can be daunting. What should you expect? How can you get better? Where are your opportunities? There are a number of answers to each of those questions, and we’ll do our best to give them to you with these five steps.
If you’re also looking to put together a box team, we partnered with PrimeTime Lacrosse to bring you the five steps you’ll need to make that happen. Can’t have a box goalie without a box team!
5 Steps to Building a Box Goalie
1. Get Geared Up
It might sound obvious, but this is the first, true step.
For building a box goalie, you’ll need everything it takes. Collect a box lacrosse goal, all the goalie pads, a bag of tennis balls, and a 2.5-foot wide by 3.5-foot tall piece of plywood (you’ll out why later). Learn how to strap all of your equipment on properly (you don’t want any mistakes leading to injury) and mentally prepare yourself to get pelted with lacrosse balls often.
Photo: Micheline V
2. Watch Box Lacrosse Games
Playing box goalie is a relatively unique position. You see a ton of shots, defend a small net with huge pads, and yet somehow, the other team almost always still scores a bunch of goals. It’s unlike hockey, soccer, or almost any other sport with a goaltender in this way, so it can be very difficult for a new player to really figure it out. Like with so many other things in life, watch others do, take notes, and follow their footsteps.
If you’re a coach, a great first step is to watch a game with your box goalie first. Let the game play and allow the player to ask questions. Then, watch the same game again, only this time watch the goalies. Do this a couple times, and you and your player will start to see the game and position a little clearer.
3. Break Bad Habits
Defending a box goal is about patience more than anything. A goalie who makes big moves early will often put themselves out of position and allow easy goals. But a patient goalie keeps breathing, doesn’t fall for the fakes, and defends that near-side pipe dearly right up until the last possible second.
Marty O’Neill has an amazing drill with a piece of plywood that teaches this skill fantastically. In fact, all of his drills are fantastic. But this one is truly suburb and hammers home the patience/near pipe idea perfectly.
4. Play a LOT
If there’s a box league in your area, figure out how to join it! This likely entails finding a local club that’s playing real box lacrosse like the Penguins Select Lacrosse Club in New England. Sign up and play as much as you can.
This should be obvious, but it has to be included. The more you play, the more experience you’ll have, and the better equipped you’ll be moving forward. But what if you don’t live near a league? Most people aren’t. The answer to that is simpler than you think.
Play in the side yard or backyard more. Find a 3×3/Speed Lacrosse goal and hop in net. Throw on a helmet and cup, toss out some tennis balls, and let your friends play 2-on-2 as you defend the net. If you do this over and over, when you get back out onto the box floor with all those pads, your form will be solid, you’ll see the game better, and then those big pads can do a lot of the work for you.
Also be sure to check out events offered by PrimeTime Lacrosse, which offers a range of boy’s box lacrosse opportunities on the east coast.
If you’re looking for a box experience in the coming months, don’t miss the Galactic Games in Hampton, New Hampshire, set for January 23-24, 2021.
5. Be an Athlete
You won’t be sprinting up and down the floor a lot as box goalie (unless your team goes into extra-man offense often), but you will be crouching and moving side-to-side in heavy gear for extended periods of time. This can be very hard on your legs and back, so having a strong lower body and core are big advantages. Some great box goalies are bigger guys, while others are skinny like a stick. But the good ones are all strong, agile, and quick like a cat.
McKenney Lacrosse goalie equipment
Please note that all sizing charts listed below are only general guidelines for proper sizing of equipment. Many factors could cause differences from player to player including personal preference and different styles of play. We highly recommend players to be properly fitted by their local dealer.
Box Lacrosse Goalie Equipment Sizing
|Paperweight||5-6 Year Olds|
|Tyke||7-8 Year Olds|
|Novice||9-10 Year Olds|
|Peewee||11-12 Year Olds|
|Bantam||13-14 Year Olds|
|Midget||15-16 Year Olds|
|Junior||17-21 Year Olds|
|Box Goalie Uppers||Category||Size||Height (Ft)|
|Paperweight||1||Youth Medium||3’6″ To 3’9″|
|Paperweight||1||Youth Large||3’9″ To 4′|
|Tyke/Novice||1||Junior Small||4′ To 4’3″|
|Tyke/Novice||1||Junior Medium||4’4″ To 4’7″|
|Tyke/Novice||1||Junior Large||4’8″ To 4’11”|
|Peewee||2||Intermediate Large||4’11” To 5’1″|
|Peewee||2||Intermediate X-Large||5’1″ To 5’4″|
|Bantam||3||Adult Large||5’5″ To 5’10”|
|Midget / Junior||3||Adult X-Large||5’10” To 6’3″|
|Midget / Junior||3||Adult XX-Large||6’3″ To 6’8″|
|Box Goalie Pants||Category||Size||Fits Waist|
|Paperweight Pants||1||80 / Youth Medium||18″-20″|
|Paperweight Pants||1||100 / Youth Large||20″-22″|
|Tyke / Novice Pants||1||120 / Junior Small||22″-24″|
|Tyke / Novice Pants||1||140 / Junior Medium||24″-26″|
|Tyke / Novice Pants||1||160 / Junior Large||26″-28″|
|Peewee Pants||2||46 / Int. Medium||28″-29″|
|Peewee Pants||2||48 / Int. Large||29″-30″|
|Bantam Pants||3||50 / Adult Small||30″-31″|
|Bantam Pants||3||52 / Adult Medium||32″-33″|
|Midget / Junior Pants||3||54 / Adult Large||34″-35″|
|Midget / Junior Pants||3||56 / Adult X-Large||36″-37″|
|Midget / Junior Pants||3||58 / Adult XX-Large||38″-40″|
|Midget / Junior Pants||3||60 / Adult XXX-Large||41″-44″|
|Box Goalie Legs||Category||Size||Ankle to Knee|
|Paperweight Cat 1||1||8″||8″|
|Tyke / Novice Cat 1||1||10″||10″|
|Tyke / Novice Cat 1||1||12″||12″|
|Peewee Cat 2||2||14″||14″|
|Bantam Cat 3||3||16″||16″|
|Bantam / Midget Cat 3||3||18″||18″|
|Midget Cat 3||3||20″||20″|
|Midget Cat 3||3||22″||22″|
Goalie Position Key to Closing Box Lacrosse Gap
As the U.S. plays catchup with Canada, coaches are searching far and wide for goalies with pro potential.
The goalie problem has plagued U.S. indoor lacrosse ever since Americans first set foot on the floor. The lack of box lacrosse development in the United States has created an environment where field players switch sports to compete for their country.
That can work, with the likes of Paul Rabil, Brendan Mundorf, Drew Westervelt and most recently Tom Schreiber crossing over.
For goalies? Not so much.
While some of the field game translates indoors, the box goalie position has no parallel. With a gaping void in goal, the U.S. has struggled to find American-born goalies with any indoor experience.
In light of a rough showing in the Heritage Cup, a 19-6 loss to Canada, the Americans could use some more developed talent between the pipes.
“It’s a problem, but we have more younger goalies,” U.S. indoor coach Regy Thorpe said. “It’s a process. That process has been broken, and we’re trying to fix it and compete at the world games.”
“If you are going to see a U.S. [goalie] get an opportunity to play in the NLL, they are going to need league expansion and exposure to playing indoor lacrosse at that level as a young man.” — Erik Miller
The American goalie in the National Lacrosse League has been a rarity, with NLL Hall of Famer Sal LoCascio and later Erik Miller being the only ones to consistently break the mold. The likes of Joe Evans and Chris Collins have earned tryout bids and practice squad spots at times, but Miller is the last to get a shot in the NLL.
“We’re licking our wounds even with field players,” Thorpe said. “A lot of our guys got cut last week with the NLL announcing rosters. A lot of Americans we thought would get roster spots aren’t on there. I’m sure a lot of those guys will creep back up. But to see goalies not in the mix is disheartening.”
The current goalies for the Americans include David Mather, who has played primarily in Canada, along with Brandon Miller and Evans. Evans hasn’t played professionally since the Rhode Island Kingfish closed shop in 2013, and Brandon Miller hasn’t played above the Senior B level in Rochester.
“If you are going to see a U.S. [goalie] get an opportunity to play in the NLL, they are going to need league expansion and exposure to playing indoor lacrosse at that level as a young man,” Erik Miller said. “The talent pool in Canada is too deep for many of the guys down here to get a look. I was very fortunate with my opportunity. Dennis Townsend, Dave Huntley and John Tucker gave me a chance. I was lucky enough to pick it up well enough to be dangerous.”
A small contingent of American goalies saw their indoor careers end when the NALL folded. There hasn’t been another attempt to develop professional American indoor players, and the goaltending of the national team has suffered.
“The first thing you need is guys who play the position,” said Matt Brown, executive director of the U.S. Box Lacrosse Association. “There hasn’t been a grassroots movement for youth programs. There weren’t many kids who wanted to be box goalies, but now we see young players where being a goalie, that’s the only position they know.”
USBOXLA has picked up the pace in recent years, with youth and junior teams and a successful first year of the Colorado College Box Lacrosse League. And after subcontracting the U.S. indoor team for several years, US Lacrosse assumed all operations of the program before the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. While Team USA finished in third place behind Canada and the Iroquois for the fourth straight time, the sport’s national governing body has since deepened its commitment to the box game, insuring players and writing rules to standardize play in the United States.
With young players of high school and college age playing the indoor version of the sport, it creates a new, more experienced talent pool long term.
“I watched those college kids in Colorado this summer,” said Jamie Dawick, owner of the NLL’s Toronto Rock. “You never know what you’ll find there. One field player that comes to mind is Trevor Baptiste, hopefully a guy who will play in the NLL. We want those guys in our league, at all positions.”
After the success of the CCBLL, USBOXLA announced the formation of the National Collegiate Box Series, with Ohio as the next target market. The NLL is on board, and expects that talent to develop into professionals — goalies included.
“It’s the one position that is the most hotly sought after,” NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz said. “Goalies are gold in our league. If you don’t have a good one, you’re in trouble. Something like USBOXLA is perfect for kids that want to get tested playing box lacrosse, and our teams can see them do it.”
That talent alone should feed the U.S. indoor team pipeline with future goalies.
“There are guys early in high school, some in middle school, who by the time they get through college will have played about eight years of box lacrosse,” Brown said. “That’s as much as they’d get in Canada. I expect guys to come out of college and compete to be national-level goalies.”
With the NLL opening up to American players more than ever, the future of homegrown goalies suddenly has become brighter.
It’s no wonder, with no development system in place until recently, that American goalies haven’t broken through the pro ranks. In fact, there haven’t been anywhere for players to even become goalies, unless they were willing to go play juniors in Canada.
“From what I can tell at this point, USBOXLA given some incredible opportunities to kids out west,” Erik Miller said. “I don’t believe you can receive the coaching they have anywhere else at this moment. The guys in charge are true box guys and they have a curriculum in place.”
How to Start a Box Lacrosse Team – Five-Step Guide
How to Start a Box Lacrosse Team – Five-Step Guide
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by our partners at Lacrosse All Stars on October, 22, 2020.
It can be a slog to start a box lacrosse team and get it off the ground and running, especially if you’ve never done it before. There is a lot to consider, and the resources aren’t as plentiful as in some other sports.
It can feel like an overwhelming challenge to overcome, but if you break down your big, overall goal into a few, smaller goals, you’ll find that starting a box lacrosse team can be done, and you can do it.
But to do it all on your own would be incredibly difficult. Don’t bother blindly bumbling through years of trail and error before you finally learn the tricks of the trade. With these five important steps and all the nuggets and tips inside, you’ll be way ahead of the curve and prepared to put together the team of your dreams.
1. Find A Box
It might sound obvious, and it is, but it’s a crucial first step in starting a box lacrosse team. And it can be easier said than done.
We recommend finding an indoor and outdoor facility, if possible. An outdoor venue helps keep costs down, but it is limited by weather – you can’t realistically practice in rain, snow and sleet, although shine will work. You won’t have to worry about the elements when you have an indoor facility at your disposal, but be prepared to pay a prettier penny and have to raise the price for your players.
Try looking into indoor soccer centers, roller rinks, inline hockey centers, drained hockey rinks and futsal courts to find your new home. Some of those places will already have availabilities set in for box lacrosse, while others might have never heard of such a thing but would gladly let you use their space for the right fee. This will be largely dependent upon where you are.
Keep distance in mind, too. Unless you have to, forcing a lot of your team to drive an hour to every game or practice probably won’t help with attendance. In some areas, that might be your nearest option, but if you have more choices, don’t let a long car ride or gas money be the difference between you having a dedicated, reliable player or not.
2. Stock Up On Box Equipment
It is extremely important for you to figure out your team’s equipment situation. Box lacrosse requires a lot of gear, and it can be expensive for individuals to purchase. Buying in bulk for the whole team can make a huge difference.
You can guarantee every runner will have the proper bicep pads and rib guards. You can’t leave this up to them. If you do, by the time they find out why they need them, it’ll be too late. This is box lacrosse; protection is necessary.
Outside of Canada, it can be difficult to impossible to find the right pads for box lacrosse at a local sporting goods store or lacrosse shop. Depending where you are, finding a bulk deal for your whole team could be the only way your players will get the gear they need.
Don’t forget about your goalies: if you ever want to have one on your team, you’ll need to buy a set of goalie equipment for the program. Goalie equipment for box lacrosse is too expensive to expect kids to come to you already prepared to get in net. You have to have it ready for them, so they can see what it’s like to stand between the pipes decked out in the proper pads, helmet and stick.
Try reaching out to manufacturers about deals, like Maximum Lacrosse. MaxLax is known to give great offers when buying in bulk to start programs and will have every piece of equipment needed for players and goalies of all sizes. Its equipment is also made specifically for box lacrosse with legendary goaltender Marty O’Neill behind the production.
If your budget is too strapped for new gear, look in online groups and on eBay for used goalie box equipment. As long as you keep goalie gear clean, it’ll last forever.
3. Welcome Outside Help
It takes a village.
Search for a governing body that can help you out. It could be local, it could be regional, it could be national; every place will be different. A good place to start in the United States is with USBOXLA. Founded in 2010, USBOXLA can help you get rules, resources, insurance and other things you probably didn’t even realize you needed to start a box lacrosse team. Other governing bodies or similar groups can be of use, too.
Reaching out to successful programs outside of you area that you’re familiar with can make a huge difference as well. Look north of the border for Canadian and First Nations programs with track records of success in their territory. See if program directors will give you advice on building out a practice, making plans and day-to-day operations management. If you can afford it, bring in people from successful programs to run practices and clinics in your town. Don’t limit it to only workouts for kids, though – make sure their wisdom is spread through events for adults, too. You’ll want your coaches and local officials to hear from people who have been in the sport and succeeded. The more knowledge they can absorb, the higher quality your games will be and the more your players and team will benefit.
It can seem daunting to start a box lacrosse team all on your own. That’s because it can be. Don’t be afraid to phone a friend and branch out to all your resources. There’s a lot of folks just waiting for an opportunity to talk lacrosse and share their knowledge.
4. Identify + Train Officials
You can’t play without officials, and you can’t play well without good officials.
Depending on where you are, there may or may not be an abundance of box-trained lacrosse refs. You can’t assume that field lacrosse refs will be any good at monitoring a box game. Without proper training on box lacrosse specifically, you can’t know that a ref will be able to keep everyone safe.
Therefore, we recommend you take matters into your own hands. Start training officials as soon as you begin your program by inviting them to your practices, games, events and anything else that makes sense. Teach them the game while they’re there and immersed in it. It can be a totally different thing watch a box game from afar and think you understand what’s going on compared to actually being in the box with the players and having to keep it all in check.
Having well trained officials who know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about is crucial, not only for the health and safety of the players or the sanctity of the game, but also for education. Instruction and help from officials during games can be huge for beginners when just learning the sport. A properly educated ref can explain rules to players and participants and spread knowledge through experience. This is one of the top ways for newcomers to transform to experts.
It might not seem like nurturing officials in your area is your responsibility, but your program will be significantly better off in every way if you can do what you can to ensure the refs that work your games and events are top notch.
5. Pick Opponents Wisely
Your team is nothing without another one to compete against.
Depending on where you are, it may be easier or harder to find competition. You might have to travel a good distance to find a game or tournament. Knowing how far you and your team are willing to travel is vital. You don’t want to book an event only for half your team to be unwilling to cross two states and spend five hours each way in transportation.
If you just started your team, then you’ll especially want to stay closer to home. If your team has some more experience, getting on a plane could be a fine move. KYP – Know Your Personnel.
Finding the right opportunity for competition can be tough, especially from scratch. PrimeTime offers a handful of events across the country for varying skill levels, and there’s bound to be one that works for your team in distance, competition and amenities.
Two great places to start are with PrimeTime’s Virginia Beach Box Classic and Galactic Games in New England. The Virginia Box Classic, held at the Virginia Beach Field House in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from Dec. 5-6, 2020, is open to boys with graduating years between 2021 and 2028. Each squad gets two games each day with qualifying teams playing a fifth match for the championship. The massive, state-of-the-art complex allows PrimeTime to easily run four games at the same time, plus plenty of room for dining and retail options within the facility and nearby, too. It’s a USBOXLA event, too, meaning everything is real: real box, real rules and no cut corners. This isn’t a last-second amateur attempt at a jamboree; this is a legitimate, fast-paced event that offers and opportunity to propel athletes to the next level. Anyone looking for box lacrosse competition in the mid-Atlantic should be on notice.
The Galactic Games will be held at the Seacoast United Indoor Arena in Hampton, New Hampshire, from Jan. 23-24, 2021, with the boys with grad years of 2025 through 2028 competing Saturday, Jan. 23, and the 2021 through 2024 groups suiting up Sunday, Jan. 24.
Located about an hour from Boston, Nashua and Portland, this tournament is perfect for box lacrosse teams anywhere in the New England area or nearby across the border. With three floors in the facility, PrimeTime can fit plenty of action into what sounds like a short amount of time. Like the Virginia Beach Box Classic, the Galactic Games are USBOXLA-approved, so you can expect the same professionalism: real refs, real games, real box. There aren’t tons of opportunities for kids in New England to play in real box lacrosse tournaments, so PrimeTime has stepped up to bring a world-class event to the region for young athletes who take the game seriously.
Space at both events is limited, and we’re quickly approaching the opening whistles for each. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to play real box in a real tournament and provide yourself and players with one of the most educational and growth experiences they can have in the sport.
The Virginia Beach Box Classic is definitely a can’t-miss event. If you’d like to register for the weekend, click the button below to visit the tournament page and register by hitting “Register Now.”
VB Box Classic Registration
Get locked in for the Galactic Games too, space is running out. Just click the button below to visit the tournament registration page and click the “Register Now” button.
Galactic Games Registration
Laxachusetts Youth Box Lacrosse League
Attention Youth Players (3rd grade – 8th grade),
We will be offering a True Box Lacrosse League for Laxachusetts Youth Players ONLY. With the growing trend of Canadian players being recruited to NCAA programs and more and more college coaches now having their American players participating in box training, we feel this skill set is becoming more and more important.
For the past 9 years the 91 Lacrosse, Baltimore Crabs, Leading Edge NJ, LI Express, Patriot Lacrosse Club all have started box training for their club players.
How significant is box lacrosse to the development of young players? Consider this quote from Denver University coach Bill Tierney:
I believe that box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our game. If I had my choice, I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time. The number of touches of the ball and the ability to develop better stick skills in a game of box lacrosse, far surpasses what happens to young people on a 110 x 60 yard field. Learning how to pass and catch in traffic, understanding how to shoot, and developing a sense of physicality are all positive traits developed by the box game.”
There are so many great benefits to the box lacrosse game but one very important element is for players to work on creativity. Obviously playing in tight space increases stick skills and shooting on a smaller goal helps players develop into more efficient goal scorers and creates better defensive players because everyone needs to play defense and all shorts sticks requires quicker footwork.
Below is the information and the registration link for the…
Laxachusetts Youth Real Box Lacrosse League:
We will have 3 Divisions
· 3rd/4th Grade Division
· 5th/6th Grade Division
· 7th/8th Grade Division
We will have 4 teams per grade division
3rd / 4th Grade Division: 100pm nd 200pm
5th / 6th Grade Division: 300pm and 400pm
7th / 8th Grade Division: 500pm and 600pm
All field players need to use a “short stick” (no long sticks allowed)
Registration will shut off once 60 field players register for each division.
For example: Once 60 players from the 3rd/4th grade division register, that Division will be closed.
We have 2 options when it comes to playing with Goalies or without Goalies: (Last year almost every game was played with Goalies)
1) Any player that wants to play Goalie, we will provide the Box Goalie Gear. Goalies will play for free. You will need to email Dan Chouinard to receive the code to register as a Goalies and bypass payment for league.
2)We also have a very unique lacrosse goal that we designed and used last year that was a huge success.
We designed and built a modified Box Goal that has 4 corners with netting. Shooting the ball into one of these 4 corners is only way to score in game. If you miss one of the 4 corners, the ball will simply pass through the cage, bounce off the wall and ball is still live. The goal does not have netting, only the 4 corners. This is an incredible tool on teaching players how to shoot accurately and become better finishers.
With this league limited to only Laxachusetts Lacrosse Players, this is the most elite level youth league in Massachusetts.
All games will be coaches by one of our Laxachusetts Coaches.
The game will be played 5 on 5 (Real Indoor Style), which is much faster than the indoor leagues that are with outdoor rules.
No matter what position you play (Attack. Midfield, Defense, Goalie) you should play in this league. Playing box lacrosse is the best way to build stick skills (and this is for every player at every position). It also teaches players to play better defense and to play with their feet because they do not have a long pole.
BOX LACROSSE LEAGUE PAYMENT:
Registration is $375.00 per player, which covers the indoor time, officials, scorekeeper, web site administration, and coaches pay.
We will create 4 even weighted teams at each division
All players are required to play with a short stick (Attack/Midfield length shaft)
No Long Poles or Goalie Sticks allowed in League
All games will be played at the South Shore Sports Center in Hingham
(55 Recreation Drive, Hingham, MA.)
All games will be coached by a Laxachusetts coach every Sunday
All games will be 45 minute running time
All games will have 2 referees
Scorekeeper at all games
All games will be played with real box goals and modified box rules (no cross checking)
5 on 5 play
League will consist of 12 games
There will be playoffs and a Championship
League games (incl playoff and Championship) will be on the following
Dates: 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28
Games will be at the South Shore Sports Center on Sundays
The Victory Way – Victory Box Lacrosse
Victory Box Lacrosse
“Box lacrosse gives young people many more opportunities to excel in our (field) game. I would have every player under the age of twelve play box lacrosse exclusively or at least a majority of the time.”
-Bill Tierney, 2015 NCAA D-I Champion Denver University Head Coach, Princeton University six-time D-I National Champion
Box lacrosse, also known as indoor lacrosse, is played on a standard-sized NHL rink with the ice removed.
♦ Two teams of 5 players and a goalie, similar to hockey, compete against one another
♦ The nets are 4’x4’ rather than a traditional 6’x6’ and goalies use their bodies and padding like a hockey goalie to stop shots
♦ There are no out of bounds so the ball is constantly in play
♦ There is no offside rule
♦ 30 second shot clock, similar to basketball
The Victory Athletic Center (VAC) is home to the Victory Box Lacrosse program. The VAC’s “rink” has a synthetic turf field surrounded by dasher boards and sports glass, team benches, and separate penalty boxes.
Victory Box Lacrosse is the BEST training you can get for your game!
If you want to become the best possible lacrosse player who can succeed in today’s field lacrosse game at the highest levels you NEED TO ADD BOX skills and concepts to your game!
♦ There are fewer players at one time
♦ They get more touches on the ball
♦ The walls keep the ball in play
♦ They develop their stick skills better in tighter spaces
♦ Fun to play
Check the seasonal tabs at the top of the Lacrosse – Boys and Lacrosse – Girls pages to find a Victory Box Lacrosse program that fits your child’s age, interest and schedule.
Click to read The Victory Way Co-Founder & Director Glen Miles’ insight about why playing box lacrosse is so important to the development of youth and high school lacrosse players. (Article originally featured in MaxLaxOC.com)
Ann Arbor Box Lacrosse – Coalition Lacrosse
As we love training in the winter we understand the high demand for players to play games in the winter, we used to have a weekday time after school. Well, now we have Sunday afternoons. Box lacrosse encourages players to get comfortable in tight spaces and playing the entire field. It also builds stick skills and greatly increases overall lacrosse IQ.8 Games Dates: Sundays – Jan 19, Jan 26 Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 1, Mar 8
Times for High Schoolers: 1:30-2:30pm & Times for 7th & 8th Graders: 2:30-2:30pm
Location: Ann Arbor Box is located at Wide World Sports Center at 2140 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Game Setup: We will get there each Sunday early to stretch and get ready before our times start. When the time starts we will have players help carry the nets on the field and work to play two 25 mins halves with a 4 mins halftime. Bring own water. We will just mixe up players that are playing each week. If you can’t make your game each week let us know ahead of time. Notes: Goalies switching equipment it will take time. So depending on how long that takes will affect the game time a bit. Working to get more goalie equipment.Players: 9th to 12th grade boys (1:30-2:30) & 7th & 8th grade boys (2:30-3:30) Equipment needed: Helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, short stick , jockstrap (suggested) & you have yo be in Tennis shoes (No cleats).
Looking for 34 players max per age group.
We will have Goalie Equipment to use. Does need his own jock Strap. Goalies will be $100 each. Please email us at [email protected] we will do your sign-up on the back end.Cost: $150 per player, to save your spot to have to sign-up online. The only way we can save your spot. Players will get a Coalition Reversible Practice Jersey.
Drop-Ins: $20 Cash Drop-Ins per session until we get full each week. Email with questions.
Sign-Up:Click Here to sign-up
-Any questions let us know at [email protected]
90,000 “They are as dull as boxes of stones.” Perhaps the weakest club in the NHL
Business Online sports editor Artur Khairullin talks about why the NHL anti-record was set in Arizona and when Coyotes fans should wait for a normal team.
Rick Tocquet / Photo: Jamie Squire, gettyimages.com
Arizona is a fast team, they have talented guys. True, most of them are dull, like boxes with stones. They have no hockey intelligence in what they do with the puck, or in the way they play, ”the legendary Jeremy Rönick was habitually harsh, comparing Arizona to Vegas, but no one would argue that in general, he is right.The Coyotes have repeated the NHL’s anti-record: 11 times at the start of the season, no one has lost since the days of the Rangers -1943/44.
Of course, there are a lot of talented prospectuses in the coyotes system, but for them to develop, a decent environment is necessary. Last off-season, the general manager of the club John Chaika tried to solve this problem by strengthening the squad with experienced Niklas Jalmarsson, Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta , but it only got worse. So what prevents Arizona from becoming an NHL-level team with great talent?
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Rick Tocchet was a great player. But the Coyotes (when they were Phoenix) had a coach Wayne Gretzky – no one compares to him. But this hardly helps in the coaching profession: Gretzky, for example, decided to give it up. Tocchet spent a season and a half in charge of Tampa (2008 – 2010), and for the past three years has been a member of the Pittsburgh coaching staff. “I hired him because he is as passionate about winning as I am. We need strong, strong-willed people, he is just that.I fully support him. He did a great job, even if it sounds strange for a team with zero wins, ”- Chaika tries to remain optimistic, but so far it looks more bravado than an adequate reaction.
“They will make mistakes. But if they really devote themselves to the game and if they understand everything, then I will not pay attention to it, ”Tocquet knew it would be difficult. The main principle of the coach is that the team should own the puck as much as possible. “When someone enters the zone with the puck, I want everyone to follow him,” the principle “All in attack – all in defense” is inherent not only to Tocchet now.But only young players need time to figure out how not only to create sharpness at other people’s goals, but also to play so that your goalkeeper does not end the game by fainting.
LACK OF LEADER
It seems that it was necessary to renew the contract with the absolute leader of the locker room Shane Dawn for another year, or by all means to keep the goalkeeper Mike Smith , who did not allow the team to fall apart. Now in “Arizona” there is no leader – the strongest player of the team, the attacking defender Oliver Ekman-Larsson in 11 matches he earned -12 and completely fails the beginning of the season, and the others do not pull for this role.The average age of TOP-6 offensive players is less than 22 years old, and there is clearly a lack of a person who could drag the team along at a difficult moment. Yes, there is Clayton Keller , but the guy is only 19 years old, and when such a player is the best striker on your team, you can pre-book your vacation tickets in early April.
As Renik said, most Arizona stars are not the most creative guys, and the team’s game is built with speed and energy in mind. But the players simply lack skill, discipline and training, and first of all it concerns the game in defense.It seems that the young strikers simply do not want to go back, and the first pair of defense not only does not speak the same language, but in general only yesterday learned how to play in the NHL.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson / Photo: Jamie Squire, gettyimages.com
Talented youth. An excellent attacking defender. 29-year-old Swede from Vityaz. Fighting German for the minority. Tough guy who spent last season at Boston’s farm club. The elder brother of Braden Shenn is , who was one of the main disappointments in every team where he played.And then everything like that. A very motley company has gathered in Arizona, and such a sad result would certainly not have happened if each of them were a little more skilled player, but it would not hurt managers to think about the balance of the composition better.
This is where Jaromir Jagr was needed, you say. But the Coyotes barely operate in the free agency market and are deliberately betting on giving their tough young strikers as many chances as possible.They weren’t reminded of how it ended in Edmonton, which traded their first two picks and only after the appearance of a genius from another planet was able to become a contender? The Oilers also fully believed in Sam Gagne’s talent and were touched by the gaps between the teeth Jordan Eberle , but only after a partial change of course did they heal happily.
Trouble with goalkeepers
Antti Raanta sat behind Henrik Lundqvist for a long time in the Rangers and was worthy of the chance to become the main goalkeeper of the NHL club, even in Arizona – waiting for the legendary Swede to end his career, you can finally settle down for a long time The Finn was not given backups.But an injury early in the season prevents Raante from showing that he can count on more than $ 1 million per season in the league. Arizona is losing a lot of chances after the loss of the Finnish goalkeeper: Louis Domingue does not help out, although at one time he was given big advances, and Aidin Hill , called from the farm club, made him laugh heartily in the match with Rangers – a long time ago never seen a goalkeeper of this level in the NHL.
Seagull hastily traded from New Jersey Scott Wedgwood , who played in the AHL, but this can hardly be called the strengthening that will significantly improve the situation with the goalkeeper line.“We need someone who will hit the washers. Whoever hits the shots gets a place in the goal, ”- Chaika is as laconic as possible. The goalkeeping market is inexhaustible – there is also Michael Garnett and Antti Niemi . It seems that the Seagull should stop and wait for Raanta to recover – the hasty signings of the goalkeepers are unlikely to help.
90,000 main field positions and player functions – Go-Sport
From goalkeeper to forward: the main roles in football
12 May 2020
When football was in its infancy, only two player positions were clearly defined – the goalkeeper and the center forward.The rest of the players moved around the field chaotically and could perform various functions. The goalkeeper could pick up the ball in any part of the field, and the task of the field players was to create a “bulk” in the opponent’s penalty area. Over time, the rules changed, tactics became more complicated, and all the players were divided by role. We will tell you about the main positions in football and their tasks.
Basic roles in football
He is also a goalkeeper. Number one in the team, the only player on the field who is allowed to pick up the ball during the game.
Field players may only handle the ball during a throw-in. The referee calls out when the ball has left the touchline due to a pass, violation, blocking or intentional clearance.
The goalkeeper is often referred to as the first defensive player. It depends on its reliability whether the team will miss or play dry.
According to MFFIIS, Lev Yashin is the best goalkeeper of the 20th century. Photo: francefootball.fr
Until 1912, goalkeepers were allowed to pick up the ball anywhere on the pitch.Since 1912, this right has been restricted. According to the new rules, the goalkeeper could only touch the ball in the penalty area – a section of the field in front of the goal measuring 16.5 by 40.32 meters.
The goal of the goalkeeper is to prevent the opponent’s players from scoring a goal: to catch the balls that fly into the goal, intercept the opponent’s passes into the penalty area and goalkeeper’s area, and knock out or pick up balls at the exit.
A goalkeeper can score a goal and an assist. Players of this role practically do not score from the game. An exception is the bulk, which is organized by the team in the last minutes of the meeting, when the goalkeeper can run out of the gate and participate in attacks.Most often, goalkeepers score from standards: free kicks, corners and penalties. Sometimes goalkeepers score after a hard goal kick.
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The goalkeeper cannot touch the ball with his hands outside the penalty area and cannot pick up the ball after a pass from a player of his team.
The goalkeeper’s range of tasks is expanding over time. Lev Yashin played an important role in the transformation of the role, who began to act actively throughout the penalty area and played a lot at the exits.Modern goalkeepers have perfected kicking and often serve as a playmaker – getting out of pressure and launching attacks.
The first number is most often assigned to the goalkeeper. But goalkeepers can play under other numbers as well. For example, Oliver Kahn, Lev Yashin, Fabien Barthez and Gianluigi Buffon played at number 1, Cristiano Lupatelli at number 10, and Igor Akinfeev entered the field at number 35.
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Defensive players. The most common schemes have 3 or 4 defenders. The defender, or back, is positioned between the goalkeeper and the midfielders. His task is to destroy the opponent’s attacks, not allowing opponents to enter his own penalty area. Modern defenders are actively involved in the attacks of their team and often complete combinations.
According to their duties and position on the field, they distinguish between side and center defenders.
At this position in football, left flank (LB or LFZ) and right flank (RB or PFZ) defenders are distinguished. In a four-defender formation, side-backs are called fullbacks. These are the players who cover the entire flank – they work out in defense and participate in the attack.
In a five-defender set-up, the flanking defensive players who rise high in the opponent’s half of the pitch and develop their attacks alongside the midfielders are called wingbacks.The main tasks of such players are to stretch the opponent’s defense and allow the team to attack across the entire width of the field.
Center Backs / Centerbacks
The position of the centerback (CB) in football is in the center zone. Its goal is to close the passage to the striking position for the opponents. The center-back must be strong and tall enough to hold back the opponent’s forwards well and win horseback combats.
As a rule, two defenders cover the center zone.They, like wingbacks, participate not only in defense, but also in transitional phases. Centerbacks must have good long passes and field vision.
Midfielders are midfield players. They perform a variety of tasks: from rough work, hedging defenders, to developing attacks and completing goal combinations.
At the beginning of the development of the role, midfielders, or midfielders, played three of them in the middle of the field according to the 2-3-5 scheme. Historically, this scheme was one of the very first.According to it, the teams acted in an attacking style – two pure defenders remained in defense, and eight players joined the attack at once. A big load fell on the midfielders. They ran a long mileage, replaced the fullbacks in defense when they joined the attacks.
At the same time, the first defensive midfielders appeared – the destroyers of the opponent’s attacks, who rarely participated in the attack and played an important role in securing the defenders. Over time, the division of midfielders into defensive and attacking became more and more obvious.A more detailed division of players according to their functions on the field has appeared. In modern football, all midfielders, according to their position on the field, are divided into left (LM), right (RM) and center (CM). Also stand out:
One of the outstanding defensive midfielders of our time is Sergio Busquets. Busquets does a lot of rough work, has a great view of the field and confidently supports attacks. Photo: fcbarcelonanoticias.com
His main tasks are fighting opponents, actively participating in selection and pressing.The defensive midfielder often helps defenders who have gone on the attack by covering their position. The defensive player can himself participate in the attack, for example, start it from the depths. The role of the midfielder and its multitasking require a player to be highly efficient and technically skilled, dribbling skills and the ability to choose a position.
Plays closer to the line of attack, works more on the attack. Its tasks include not only creating chances for the attackers, but also completing the attacks. An attacking midfielder must have excellent field vision and accurate shot, as well as be a good passer.
In a 4-2-3-1 formation, the attacking midfielder is positioned under the attacker who plays at the forefront of the attack, gets more freedom of action and the opportunity to create scoring chances. Such players are called “tens”, playmakers. There are also “false tens” – players in the position of the central attacking midfielder (DAC), who in the attack move to one of the flanks, taking the opponent away with them. Often the coaches make the “false ten” of the initial wing midfielder, placing him in the center position.
One of the exemplary box-to-box midfielders Frank Lampard has scored 211 goals for his home team, Chelsea. This is a club record. Photo: wallpapersdsc.net
Among the role of players in modern football, the midfielder stands out, who plays literally from free kick to free kick – in English box-to-box. During the meeting, such players act all over the field – from their own to someone else’s penalty. They combine the functions of defensive midfielders and attacking midfielders: they participate in the attack and help in defense.
Players in this position are positioned behind the wingers. In modern schemes, they often act as extreme forwards, and the line between these roles is blurred. Flank midfielders are also called “wingers”.
Juventus Turin and Portugal player Cristiano Ronaldo demonstrates the ability of midfielders to act as forwards and show versatility in attack. Cristiano played as a midfielder on the left and right flanks, and also proved himself as a left, right and center striker.
The wingers join the attacks and cover the wingers if they go up to attack.
Are located closer than other field players to the opponent’s goal. The attackers, or forwards, must organize and complete the team’s attacks, their main goal is to score a goal. In modern schemes, one to three players play offensively.
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According to their position on the field in football, there are central forwards (CF or CFD), extreme left (LF or LFD) and extreme right (RF or PFD) forwards. Footballers playing in the winger positions are also called left (LW or LP) and right (RW or PV) wingers.
Also among the players in the attack, there are center forwards, insiders, drawn forwards and “false nines”.
Forward of Zenit and the Russian national team Artyom Dziuba plays as a center forward. Due to his tall stature, Artyom fights well for riding balls and expects canopies from partners in the opponent’s penalty area. Photo: Getty Images
In football, the player is the center forward (CF or CFD). The main task of such a player is to score a goal. Center-forwards are at the forefront of the attack and often act as finalists.The position is played by players of different functionality – from tall and physically powerful, who take casts in the opponent’s penalty area, to technical dribblers who can create a moment alone.
Traditionally, center strikers entered the field with the 9th number. Because of this, they were nicknamed “nines”. The task of the clean nines is to complete the goal attack. In football, players in this position are also called strikers (ST).
One of the most famous football players of our time, Lionel Messi became famous precisely in the role of the “false nine”.Photo: Getty Images
Along with the clean nines, the false nines stand out. These are the players who enter the center-forward position, but in the game they move not towards the goalkeeper, but away from it. A false “nine” takes the opponent away from the goal, allowing his partner to enter the shock position.
One of the most famous modern players in the position of the false nine is Lionel Messi. In the attack, he often leads opponents behind him, leaves the guardianship and gives the pass to his partner in the shock position.False nines are technical and experienced players who must make quick decisions, move well with and without the ball, and deliver accurate passes.
According to positions on the field in football, left flank (LFA) and right flank (PFA) strikers are distinguished. The task of such players is to carry out an attack on the flank and pass the pass to the center forward opening under attack. They can also complete the scoring attack themselves due to their good speed and technicality.
The position of the winger allows him to approach the penalty area as close as possible – right up to the last defender of the opponent.The attacker playing on the edge can move to the center and switch places with his partners in the attack. The main requirement for a player of this role is speed, a strong blow, the ability to give an accurate pass from any position.
Another position in modern football is the Drawn Forward (FF). The drawn forward is the link between the attacking and midfield players. This is a playmaker who plays under the center forward and performs a variety of tasks – from supporting the attack to defensive functions.In Italian football, these players are called trequartista. In fact, trequartista is a cross between an attacking midfielder and a forward, a “free artist” who creates moments for partners and implements them on his own. Diego Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Lionel Messi played the role of a drawn forward.
unique chance or end of a career?
The limit on young players who are no longer eligible for the U-21 team is forcing clubs to look for ways to circumvent this rule.And one of the most popular measures was the application for a match of a goalkeeper of this age as a backup. Allhockey.ru decided to see how bench sitting affected these goalkeepers last season, and where they ended up in this one.
Emil Garipov, “Ak Bars”
Kazan and Emil in particular, this limit was in the hands. In the season before last, he “backed up” with might and main in his team, so the coaches of “Ak Bars” were happy to take advantage of the situation, using their “limiter” strictly for the intended purpose.That is, it is at the gate. This season Garipov is again in the same role and superbly replaces the main goalkeeper Konstantin Barulin.
Alexey Berestnev, “Amur”
Last season, Berestnev was very useful to the Khabarovsk residents, “polishing the bench” and closing the limit position. He entered the game only once, having played a little less than four minutes in the game against Severstal, which ended in the defeat of Amur with a score of 1: 7. For this season, he has a contract with the Khabarovsk team, but due to the fact that he has become older, he cannot close the limit position and, accordingly, does not apply for matches.
Oleg Shilin, “Avangard”
The main goalkeeper of the youth team from Omsk won the Kharlamov Cup with the “hawks”, but did not spend a minute in the KHL matches on the ice. For the sake of fairness, it should be noted that he was used as a “limiter” very rarely, and this season he became the main goalkeeper of Angarsk “Ermak” and has very good statistics.
Eduard Reisvikh, Avangard
Unlike Shilin, he spent almost the entire 2012/13 season at the base and did not just polish the bench, but in general played 13 matches for Avangard.This season, Reisvikh was entrusted with only two games, which ended in sensitive defeats for Omsk. With the arrival of experienced Mezin and Garona, Edward went to Angarsk to help Shilin.
Savva Borodin, “Avtomobilist”
The main goalkeeper of “Auto” last season did not spend a single minute as a base. Even when losing with a large score, the coaching staff of Yekaterinburg did not look towards the young goalkeeper, who was polishing the shop. This season, Savva was replaced by other young goalkeepers, and the goalkeeper himself was left without work.
Alexander Sharychenkov, Dynamo Moscow
Dynamo has no shortage of good goalkeepers, so last season the team could afford the luxury of Sharychenkov on the bench. But Alexander himself periodically got into the frame and played 13 matches in the regular season and one in the playoffs during the season. This season, the limit does not apply to him, and due to the presence of a strong Eremenko-Lazushin ligament in the club, he receives playing practice in the VHL.
Ondřej Kotsian, “Lev”
Last season, he mostly sat in reserve, having played only a little over three minutes in the match against Lokomotiv (lost in overtime 1: 2).In the offseason, he left the “Lion” and now plays in the Czech Republic in one of the teams in the third local league.
Nikita Lozhkin, Lokomotiv
Spent a season in the VHL, but in eight games for the base of “Lokomotiv” he still sat on the bench, not spending a single minute on the ice in the KHL. However, a good game for Lokomotiv-2 helped Lozhkin rise one step higher this season – now he defends the colors of Novokuznetsk Metallurg.
Ayrat Valiev, “Neftekhimik”
Nizhnekamsk even without Valiev last year had enough “limiters”, who were fully included in the composition, therefore, its goalkeeper in 1991.R. they attracted to the bench only once a season. Valiev played most of it not very impressively in the MHL and is now listed as a free agent.
Denis Peretyagin, Severstal
All last season, Peretyagin moved between the youth and the main team. As a rule, he occupied the position of “backup” in the “Severstal”, but in February he played a full game against “Ak Bars” (0: 2 in favor of Kazan). Nevertheless, he received an invitation to the Saratov “Kristall” thanks to his still reliable game for “Almaz” in the MHL.
Dmitry Ryazhinov, “Siberia”
Ryazhinov had to sit in the role of a limiter about a dozen matches, because Siberian Snipers were in dire need of a goalkeeper. This season, Dmitry is no longer able to play for the youth team, so now, by and large, he is the third goalkeeper in Siberia, who was included in the application a few times during this season.
Dmitry Shikin, SKA
The management of the St. Petersburg team did not marinate for a long time in the reserve of the world youth champion and far-sightedly sent Dmitry to play in the VHL for the HC Navy.After spending the season in the rank of the main goalkeeper, Shikin returned back to St. Petersburg, where he had already played a couple of matches for SKA, in which the team from the Neva won.
Andrey Maslakov, Torpedo
50 seconds in the match against Dinamo Minsk – that’s all of Andrey’s participation in the 2012/13 season as part of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. The goalkeeper spent the whole season on the limit quota, practically not playing in the MHL. This season, the player is not in demand by any of the KHL or VHL clubs.
Alexander Galaysha, “Ugra”
Like Maslakov, Galaysha spent about 50 seconds as a base for the Khantimans, mostly sitting on the bench without playing practice in the youth team. The only difference between the goalkeepers is that Galaysha was a little more fortunate – he was able to sign a two-year contract with Perm “Hammer-Prikamye”.
Instead of a conclusion, we can say that young goalkeepers, who are considered by coaches only as limiters, have very little chances for a further successful career.After all, for a goalkeeper at this age, you need to play, and not just figure in the game protocol.
box in Zhulebino, change of agent, offer from Europe and school for 70 children
Denis Romantsov – about Spartak’s new top ten.
- Zelimkhan started on a hummocky field near the railway station, was on the verge of being expelled from Spartak and only played in the Premier League at the age of twenty-two
- Having made his way to the base of “Spartak” and the national team, Zelimkhan opened a football school with his younger brother Soltmurad in Nazran
“I have known Zelimkhan since childhood – since he played here in our wasteland,” says the head coach of the Bakayev school Timur Zangiev, the former captain and head coach of Angushta.- Zelimkhan has long dreamed of giving Ingush children conditions for training, which he himself was deprived of in childhood and which he later received at the Spartak Academy. He knows that children in our republic have few opportunities to play football, and decided to make the school at a good solid level. So that children do not need anything – no balls, no boots, no uniform, no qualified coaches. We are at the very beginning of our journey – we have been working for the fifth month.
In December, Zelimkhan and Soltmurad came to Nazran – every day they trained and talked with children.They were interested in when the brothers started playing football, which leg is stronger, which feints are used more often. The brothers are actively involved in the affairs of the academy. We often call each other and discuss organizational issues with them – it is clear that they are not doing this for show.
I communicate with the brothers’ father, Jabrail, every day. We meet if he is in Nazran, or we speak on the phone. We have known each other for a long time. We also played for Angusht together. We are bound by both friendly relations and family relations ”.
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Dzhabrail Bakaev was a forward, at eighteen he got to Romantsev in Spartak (Vladikavkaz), even scored in two-sided, but did not go to the next training session and regretted it for a long time: he did not rise above the second league, and even there he flashed for only eight minutes in the match with “Nart” from Nartkala – came on as a substitute with the score 5: 1.But he tried to make the children’s career more meaningful. For several years he trained them on a hummocky field near the Nazran station (the gate was made by Soltmurad, who dug two holes and inserted logs into them), and in 2007 he took his eldest son to the Lokomotiv academy, where his acquaintances worked.
After the second training session, Zelimkhan was sent home, but in Nazran the grandmother insisted on a second trip to Moscow and took him to Spartak. The viewing lasted a month, and all this time she was there, but after enrolling in the school Zelimkhan lived for a year and a half without relatives, in a boarding school: he played little and did not develop as a football player.
Then my parents moved to Moscow with their younger brother. In an interview with the Ingushetia TV company, Soltmurad recalled that he was late for the first training session at Spartak, rushed from the metro to the arena, quickly changed his clothes, but still managed. He joined the game “five on five”, and, having received the ball four times, outflanked all rivals and scored three or four goals. Then he slipped, hit his elbow on a hard field and broke his arm. When Saltmurad was put into an ambulance, coach Ivakin approached: “Get well soon. They took you to the team. “
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The instant enrollment of the younger Bakaev is important for this reason: Vladimir Bodrov, the head coach of the Spartak academy in 2008-2018, told me that Zelimkhan was not removed from Spartak only for fear of losing Soltmurad: “There was a moment for Zelimkhan when he was wanted deduct. I was categorically against – because then Saltmurad, who was just a rocket, would have left. For me, speed is one of the main factors in assessing the prospects of a football player. You can always impose something on the speed, and if a person is slow, even if he is thinking, it will be hard for him in modern football.
Soltmurad immediately showed himself to be promising, and Zelimkhan revealed himself only at the age of 16. Before that, the coach did not want to put him in any way. There were no questions about the technique (any left-hander acts outside the box), but was inferior in speed and endurance. I told the coach: “Put it on for the entire second half.” – “He’ll die in 15 minutes.” – “Then let it go first by 15, then by 20, then by 30. If you give 10 minutes, he will not add to endurance. Make him. Say: “If it gets bad and you fall, get up and run.If after that you make a mistake and lose the ball, I won’t say a word to you. ” As a result, Zelimkhan improved and won the competition in a fair fight ”.
Zelimkhan also improved thanks to additional trainings in a box near his house in Zhulebino, which his father arranged in the morning and in the evening: “They said to me: bad physics; worked to improve it. There were problems with the blow – they trained him. I was one of the slowest in our academy, and even in the double at first – and now one of the fastest.And only dribbling was always at a good level. As a child, I played in fields with bumps, and there I learned to circle. And so, in order to gain the necessary condition, sometimes I had to train four times a day! ” – said Bakayev to the press service of Spartak in the fall of 2017.
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“From childhood, he raised us as professionals: nutrition, sleep, training,” Zelimkhan said to Match TV journalist Yegor Kuznets. – They even took away our phones after 9 pm. Money was difficult at the time, but they didn’t save on food.We bought everything of the highest quality so that my brother and I had strength (except for the first and second, they were fed daily with cottage cheese and dried fruits), so that we could grow up and could train several times a day.
Views on life, religion, education, upbringing, sports, patriotic attitude towards the republic – he invested all of himself in us. If they played badly, they would say: “Don’t disgrace the republic. Don’t know how to play? Finish with football. ” Previously, he explained our mistakes to us in great detail, but now, however, he has slowed down.He says that he did not reach that level. Earlier, if we played badly, then the apartment was chaos. Everything flew. Then he cooled down and analyzed the game with us. If you play well, then you enter the apartment like a king. And he, you know what? Nothing, he just doesn’t say anything. ”
Roman Oreshchuk was Zelimkhan’s agent for two and a half years. “At one point, when he was already in the [youth] national team, when I made him a personal contract with adidas, his contract with us ended. He said: “Thanks guys, I moved on.I am already a serious footballer, other agents offer me better conditions, ”Roman said in an interview with Sport24 in December 2018. Today Oreshuk refuses to recall his collaboration with Bakaev: “I don’t want to hear anything about him. So you can write. Ungrateful”.
In 2018, Thomas Zorn and his partner Anzor Gargaev, representing the interests of another Ingush star, Magomed Ozdoev, commented on Bakaev’s position in Spartak as his agents. Gargaev, for example, said that Bakaev wanted to rent Anji, Akhmat and the Czech Yablonec, but Carrera blocked these options.Six months later, the situation changed, and Bakaev ended up in Tula Arsenal.
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“After the first training camp, we realized that we need to strengthen ourselves. There was no money for purchases, and Oleg Georgievich, thanks to his acquaintance with Nail Izmailov, agreed that since Bakaev does not play for Spartak, it would be better to take him to Tula. The past coaches of Spartak did not count on him, but here he would develop, ”Kononov’s assistant at Spartak and Arsenal, Sergei Kuznetsov, told me. – We immediately developed a friendly atmosphere, a monolithic team, and after training, the players of the attacking group were happy to stay with me to work on completion, over the weaknesses: heading, opening, saturation of zones, synchronization of players on the field.
Bakaev with burning eyes absorbed everything he heard from the coaches and did everything. At first I was in a hurry, I wanted more than I could, but in the end I started the season well, scored against Akhmat – this gave him confidence. In the fall – four or five more heads. ”
A year later, Zelimkhan became the leader of Spartak, made his debut in the national team (for which he thanked the already unemployed Oleg Kononov by phone) and fulfilled his childhood dream to open a football school in Nazran. Its head coach Timur Zangiev previously held the same position at Magomed Ozdoev’s academy.“He wanted to create a quality team, and we need quality players,” Magomed’s father Mustafa told me. – Our tasks did not coincide. And it’s great that he is now at the Bakayev Academy – which means that we will have good competition. Children will only benefit from her. ”
Photo: © Personal archive of Timur Zangiev
“We study in the afternoon, after classes at a comprehensive school – and so far no one has been late for training, although some children get there on their own,” says Timur Zangiev.- For now, however, we cannot accept students for the second shift, but I hope that soon we will have morning trainings, and the problem will be solved.
We are training on a synthetic field, which was laid in Nazran by the Ministry of Sports. So far – no lease agreements. The plans are to build your own training base. There will be several fields: one large and two – 60 x 40 m.
Now there is a constant influx of children: about seventy children study in our school. The core group of the most talented trains every day.Our children are not only from Nazran, but also from other cities of Ingushetia – Karabulak, Sunzha. And even villages – for example, children from the Malgobek district (about forty kilometers from Nazran) come to visit us. By the standards of the republic, we have a serious coverage ”.
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“We are not doing this for our own benefit, not in order to earn money. We are doing this for our native republic, so that children have more opportunities for growth, ”Zelimkhan said in an interview with the Ingushetia TV company.- We select children only by talent. If I had a brother of seven or nine years old, and he would not pull – he would not have a chance to get to us. Our academy is a serious project where everything will be at the highest level. And the result can be achieved only when everything is fair. ”
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Olympus – Russian Football Cup of the 2019-2020 season. 1/4 finals. Spartak – CSKA
90,000 May weekdays were replaced by great holidays.Six meetings.
May weekdays were replaced by great holidays. Six meetings.
News “By the Lake”
11/14/18 Ice covered the lake and the ducks flew to the winter hut
Yesterday, November 13, ducks crowded around the only lake on the lake.
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06/22/18 The Mystery of the Missing Ducklings Revealed
It seems that one of the possible reasons for the death of mallard ducklings on our lake has become known.
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06/01/18 Ogaryats arrived at Lake
Done! We waited for a brood of fire!
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05/31/18 The third brood of mallard duck on the lake
On June 28 the third brood of mallard duck descended on the water.
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05.24.18 The second brood of mallard duck appeared on the lake
Yesterday I witnessed the emergence of the second brood of mallard ducklings. The first brood of 6 ducklings appeared on May 20 and has already settled down on the lake.
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Treatment of sports facilities
The “retro” simulator has finished its earthly journey
The arms and legs remained from the simulator: a low stump and a trace-scar on the second leg.
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The popular trainer got a new lease on life
One of the most popular strength machines was heavily skewed due to a bulging base.
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Letters to the Office and Ministry of Defense Silino
Below is the text of letters, with the same content, which were assigned to the heads of the Council and the Ministry of Defense Silino.
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New lawn on box
Well, here is a new lawn on the box! The gates are already welded to the sides!
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Retro bar – the very first simulator
Here is the oldest simulator in our neighborhood.
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The drain grate is now on the walkway.
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31.05.18 Treadmill repair
Asphalting lowlands on a treadmill.
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Ecology 10 microdistrict
Asphalt concrete plant in the city
The ecology in our neighborhood is relatively satisfactory.
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Reagents on the lanes of microdistrict
In winter, huge amounts of reagents were poured onto the footpaths of our neighborhood,
06/01/18 Cleaning the shores of School Lake
Yesterday and today, the Mosvodostok State Unitary Enterprise cleaned the shores and the bottom of our Shkolnoye Lake.
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90,000 The regional football tournament “Legends of Kuban” has ended in Krasnodar
The main field of the Kuban stadium has never seen such a match – boys 12 years old and younger fought here in the final of the regional championship “Legends of Kuban”.
The tournament started in mid-September under the auspices of the Urozhay football club with the support of the regional administration, the regional ministry of physical culture and sports and the Krasnodar regional football federation. Qualifying rounds were held in Yeisk, Anapa, Sochi, Labinsk, Kropotkin, the village of Pavlovskaya and Ust-Labinsk.
Each zonal stage was dedicated to the famous Kuban footballer: Vasily Shitikov, Sergey Andreichenko, Alexey Gerasimenko, Igor Kaleshin, Vladimir Lagoida, Alexander Ploshnik, Vladislav Velikodny.In total, 40 football teams took part in them, 8 of the best reached the final.
More than 100 thousand children in the Kuban are passionate about football.
Photo: Yuri Khodzitsky
More than 100 thousand children in the Kuban are passionate about football.
Photo: Yuri Khodzitsky
More than 100 thousand children in the Kuban are passionate about football.
Photo: Yuri Khodzitsky
– This tournament is the beginning of a long journey. Now we will hold it twice a year: in the fall and in the spring, – said the vice-governor of the Krasnodar Territory Andrey Korobka during his welcoming speech.- Many people have the names Ploshnik, Lagoida, Kaleshin and others on their lips, but almost none of the younger generation has seen these legendary football players live. Now the guys have this opportunity.
Today more than 100 thousand children in the Kuban are passionate about football. And, of course, I would like our football teams to be replenished with their pupils. Therefore, together with the veterans, we went into the outback and saw how many gifted children there are. After all, the legends of the Kuban, which are present at this holiday, are themselves all from the villages.I am sure that such a tournament will help young athletes to grow and develop.
Everything in an adult way
The final brought together the winners of 7 zonal tournaments from the cities of Armavir, Maikop, Novorossiysk, Sochi, Kanevsky, Krasnoarmeisky and Pavlovsky districts. The “Harvest-2006” team from Krasnodar took part in the tournament as the host. The boys fought on the football field for life and death.
Before the start of the matches for the 1st and 3rd places of the tournament for almost 5 thousand people gathered at the stadium, several creative teams performed with exciting performances.After the colorful opening ceremony, the teams from Krasnoarmeyskiy district and Armavir took to the field to decide the fate of the bronze medals. Crazy resistance from both sides and unwillingness to lose resulted in an interesting confrontation. It is not surprising that the main time of the match ended in a draw – 1: 1. And only in the series of post-match penalties did the guys from Krasnoarmeisky District turn out to be stronger – the score 5: 4 ensured them the 3rd place in the tournament.
In the key match for the 1st place, the Krasnodar “Harvest” and Sochi “Inter” met.The teams played according to the rules of adult football – on the whole field, 11 against 11.
1st place – “Harvest”
2nd place – Sochi
3rd place – Krasnoarmeisky district
4th place – Armavir
5th place – Pavlovsky district
6th place – Maykop
7th place – Kanevsky district
8th place – Novorossiysk
We didn’t have to wait long for goals.On the 7th minute Artem Ignatov brought the hosts ahead with a long-range shot. The guests responded with dangerous counterattacks, but failed to realize their chances. Soon the hosts scored again: Rostislav Voronin shot and made the guests’ goalkeeper make a mistake. The starting half ended with a score of 2: 0.
– We did not know the rival. In the course of the game, we looked at where to rebuild. But we never rely on the strengths or weaknesses of the enemy, – said the coach of the “Harvest-2006” team Anatoly Taranets.
After the break, Krasnodar continued to reveal the weaknesses of the guests from Sochi.First, Nikita Boychenko made the score crushing – 3: 0. Then the footballer succeeded in a beautiful long-range strike. Nikita celebrated the goal with an original dance, and the score was 4: 0.
Inter did not manage to prove themselves, and at the end of the match they conceded twice more. The final score of the final match is 6: 0. Harvest 2006 is the first champion of the Legends of Kuban tournament.
– I liked the game, the opponent was strong. But we were able to cope with it, – said Vladislav Ryabchenko, player of the “Harvest-2006” team.- I had overwhelming emotions. I scored a goal today. This is a great tournament. The strongest rivals from the edge gathered. We managed to win!
What a surprise!
Veterans of the Kuban football, after whom the zonal tournaments were named: Sergei Andreichenko, Alexey Gerasimenko, Vladimir Lagoida, Vasily Shitikov, Evgeny Polovinko, Sergei Chugunov, as well as General Director of Urozha Ivan Khatylev, took part in the awards ceremony for the teams and the best players.
– There is only joy in my heart, – ex-player of FC Kuban Sergey Andreichenko shared his emotions. – To go to the central stadium of our region and get emotions from the game is the dream of every boy. We should hold such a tournament every year, and not travel abroad and look for foreign players there. We need to educate our champions.
Best Players of the Tournament:
The best goalkeeper – Vyacheslav Makovitsky (Pavlovsky district)
L top defender – Shota Chikhradze (Armavir)
Best midfielder – Ivan Statsenko (Krasnoarmeysky district)
Best forward – Ivan Popandopulo (Sochi)
The best player – Vsevolod Gvozdev (Krasnodar)
The best coach – Andrey Bogatyrev (Krasnoarmeysky district)
– Emotions from the tournament are only positive, – said Alexey Gerasimenko.- Look how many fans came. The guys are great, they make everyone happy with their game. The main goal of the tournament is to popularize football, both in the region and in Russia. There were many similar competitions in the Soviet Union. And this is the first tournament in the Krasnodar Territory, where veterans and former football players are remembered. A good example for the whole country!
– I am sure that children will remember this for the rest of their lives. Many thanks to the organizer of the tournament, – said Vasily Shitikov. – There is no future without the past, so it is important to establish communication between generations.In addition, children are pure people who have not yet been spoiled by fame or money. It’s nice to watch their emotions.
From the football club “Harvest” veterans, under whose names the zonal tournaments were held, were presented with commemorative plaques “Our Legend”. In addition to gold medals, the winners received a special prize – a trip to Sochi for the Russia-Turkey match, which will be held within the League of Nations on October 14.
– During the tournaments, the selection service was working – not only for Kuban, but also for other clubs.The specialists took many boys in pencil, – said Andrey Korobka.
But this was not the end of the surprises for the young footballers. All the participants of the tournament were able to measure their strength with the players of the main team of FC “Urozhay”. Over 50 young footballers entered the field against 11 professional players, and it was a real sight.
In the first half, the teams that took 5th to 8th places at the end of the tournament fought against the “Harvest”. Harvest defended more, but did not concede – the first half of the meeting ended with a score of 0: 0.In the second half, the young footballers were replaced – the teams of the first four places entered the field. The guys confirmed their level by scoring a goal, and only at the end did Harvest manage to win back. As a result – 1: 1. This was the end of the first ever tournament “Legends of Kuban”.
Mario Fernandez in the Russian national team. Pros and cons 13.07.2016 read blog on SOCCER.RU
Defender CSKA Fernandez today received a Russian passport, and from the summer of 2017 he will be able to play for our national team.Earlier on “Sokker.ru” they talked about naturalization in theory, but now the time has come for specifics, because Mario will not become a pioneer.
For. Player level
The eternal football controversy revolves around the question: are strong players becoming or are they being born? One thing is definitely impossible without the other, because there are enough fighters and hard workers to the marrow of the bones in the lower divisions, but it is impossible to jump above a certain level determined by the genetic code. Here we are talking not only about physical data, it is not enough just to run fast, jump high, have endurance and dedication.The body can just be trained, but the brain must be sharpened for football, because without instinctive qualities, usually by “cramming” it is difficult to achieve anything. Definitely, Mario Fernandez is a talented football player who is not lazy to work on himself, and it is not a fact that in the near future a right-back comparable to him in class will appear on the territory of our vast homeland. And if we are talking about the immediate prospects, it is obvious that the Brazilian was “fed”, and now he was “hooked” with an eye to the home world championship, this is simply unrealistic.Igor Smolnikov alone will not go far, especially as the Euro has shown, the Zenit player can simply “fall apart” at a major tournament.
Against. Perception of the national team
Probably, after playing at the European Championship, it will be hypocritical to say that players who were not born in Russia and do not understand the intricacies of our mentality should not play for the national team, for the reason that this is just another hack for them. Our native guys in France have once again proved that they can be more useless than a professional Varangian who will not cry to the anthem, but will work for all the money.It’s about the perception of the masses. Whatever it is, but we have very pronounced “I” and “mine”, so even on the strengthened Russian national team, many potential fans will spit on seeing Brazilians in it. This is especially true for people of the old school. Imagine how you explain to your grandfather or your parents, who will succumb to the football boom in two years, if they ask why the right-back has such a curious “Baltic” last name? However, reactions like “Ugh!” guaranteed even to many of those who are in the subject.
For. Experience of other national teams
But others do it! The Spanish national team won Euro 2008 with the Brazilian Senna in the squad, later they called Diego Costa, the Germans had their own Cacau, the Italians – Camoranesi and Thiago Motta , and there were enough other Oriundos. But what to look far for an example: the Brazilian Pepe plays in the composition of the freshly baked European champions, as well as two natives of France, even if they are ethnic Portuguese. Where to draw the line? Not only football teams from other countries have naturalization experience, but also our national teams in various sports.JR Holden helped win EuroBasket, in a mini-football squad, wherever you go – the Varangians, and at the Olympic Games in Sochi, the whole country rejoiced at the victories of Victor An and Vic Wilde. This is the modern approach, and it brings results. If you sit on the stove and think in mossy concepts, you can forever remain in the tail of progress.
Against. Naturalization is evil
But why, in this case, are we advocating for children and youth schools, boxes in the yards, and the popularization of football in the country? Yes, spit on all this – it still does not bear any fruit, only the Mamaevs and the Kokorins grow.It is better to lure foreigners into our championship who are not overplayed for their countries, courting them in every possible way, and then granting citizenship – and on the road. If you set yourself a goal, then you can succeed in this perfectly legitimate field. But what’s the point? To understand the essence of a phenomenon, you need to diminish or exaggerate its scope. In this case, we choose the second option, and it turns out that the call of Guilherme and Mario Fernandez are the first bricks, the foundation of the circus with visiting illusionists, which was built with our money and supposedly belongs to us.And then what? Naturalization is evil, a dead end, especially since officials will be strictly asked for results, but they will continue to blame and will not limit themselves to pinpoint amplification. Having looked at such a team, potential football players will give up and go to the so-called eSports. Moreover, it was officially recognized as a sport – beauty!
For. All means are good in war
Naturalization may be evil, but evil is inevitable. If you want a repetition of the dull World Cup -2014 and Euro 2016 performed by the Russian national team – continue to believe in “our everything”, and then blaspheme them in every way in any convenient place.It has already become a habit, after all. You are a fan of different clubs, legionnaires also play in them, and this does not prevent your heart from worrying about Spartak, Zenit, CSKA or Rostov. Rooting for the name, not for the players. The Russian national team is also a name, and they will root for it, and if it starts to win with Mario Fernandez in the squad, there will be no limit to delight. Everyone loves beautiful football, but even more the fan loves victories for which he will forgive everyone . Including Brazilian “new Russians”. Is not it so?
And you don’t think that the Russian players will rebel – loudly or quietly, and just stop taking the national team seriously. Who knows what the atmosphere was at the European Championships, it is possible that the presence of Guilherme and the appearance from nowhere of Neustädter, who immediately got into the starting lineup, forced many to “have a bite”. Further more. Most likely, no one will be indignant out loud – after all, this is the line not only of RFU , but also of the state, however, they can easily protest a bad game, especially since the current composition of the Russian national team has enough players who do not want the national squad to turn into club.The reasons for indignation may be different for everyone, but the fact remains – we have a fat reason for the stratification of the team. So is it worth bringing the Fernandez case to the end, believing in a bright future, or is it better to stop before it’s too late?