Norfolk Indoor Soccer Signups

Norfolk Indoor Soccer Signups


WELCOME BACK TO NORFOLK
PERSPECTIVES. TODAY’S SEGMENT, WE’RE TALKING
ABOUT SOMETHING I HAVE KIND OF DREAMT ABOUT BUT CAN’T ENVISION.
INDOOR SOCCER, WHICH MEANS THE WEATHER IS PERFECT, IT’S 72
DEGREES AND NO RAIN. RIGHT, PETE?
>>YES.>>Bob: IS IT REALLY GOING TO BE
72 DEGREES?>>NO, BUT THE THING ABOUT
INDOOR SOCCER, IT’S A LOT MORE ACTION.
THE KIDS GET MORE TOUCHES ON THE BALL, THINGS HAPPEN A LOT
FASTER, SO IF YOU HAVE A CHILD OUT THERE WHO HASN’T PLAYED A
LOT OF SOCCER AND YOU WANT TO GET HIM INTERESTED, THIS IS THE
SPORT TO GET INVOLVED WITH.>>Bob: IT’S STARTING ON
NOVEMBER 6th, SO WHAT DOES THE VIEWER DO TODAY WITH IT?
>>THEY CAN COME ON –>>Bob: STEPHANIE.
>>THEY CAN COME TO OUR OFFICE AT LAKEWOOD PARK.
IT’S OUR ATHLETIC OFFICE AND WE CAN GET THEY WILL REGISTERED.
SIGN UP WITH ANY OF THE DIFFERENT TEAMS THAT ARE USUALLY
BASED OUT OF THE MANY REC CENTERS HERE IN THE CITY.
>>Bob: I’VE NEVER SEEN A SOCCER FIELD INSIDE.
>>WE USE THE BASKETBALL COURT. WE USE THE BOUNDARIES AND LINES
FOR OUR FIELD AND INDOOR SOCCER, MOST PEOPLE ARE USED TO KICKING,
BANGING THE BALL OFF THE WALLS AND THIS IS A LOT SAFER, AND IT
ACTUALLY TEACHES THE KIDS TO HAVE BETTER CONTROL OF THE BALL
BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO — THEY’RE FORCED TO USE THOSE BOUNDARIES.
>>Bob: OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT, THE AGE LIMIT IS 5 TO 17?
LET’S TALK ABOUT A 5-YEAR-OLD WITH BOUNDARIES.
COME ON, WHAT’S THAT LOOK LIKE?>>IT GETS DIFFICULT AT TIMES
LIKE LITTLE BUMBLEBEES RUNNING AROUND, BUT BY THE END OF THE
SEASON, THEY START PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER.
>>Bob: WE QUITE OFTEN WILL CHASE AROUND WITH NO PLAN AND IT
REMINDS ME OF PEEWEE SOCCER WHERE YOU HAVE — AT THE END OF
THE HOUR, YOU HAVE A BUNCH OF TIRED KIDS AND A DEFLATED BALL.
HOW DO YOU MOVE FROM THE KIDS CHASING THE BALL TO REALLY
PLAYING POSITIONS?>>YOU HOPE THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU
TEACH THEM THE BASICS WITH THE DEFENDERS AND THE MIDFIELDERS
AND THE FORWARDS AND KIND OF KEEP THEM ON CERTAIN AREAS OF
THE FLOOR, BUT AS THEY ADVANCE WITH THE SKILL LEVEL, THEY
REALLY START CLICKING AND PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER BY
THE TIME THEY’RE 9 AND 10 YEARS OLD.
>>Bob: PETE, DID YOU HEAR A LIFE LESSON IN THAT?
>>YES.>>Bob: THAT’S WHERE YOU GET
SNEAKY. THEY’RE NOT THERE JUST HAVING
FUN.>>IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT WINNING.
THERE’S A LOT OF SKILLS THAT ARE TRANSFERRABLE THAT WE HOPE THEY
LEARN PARTICIPATING IN YOUTH SPORTS AND THAT’S AS A — YOU
KNOW, AS A LEAD, THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE, THAT WE’RE
PROMOTING THAT.>>Bob: I FEEL LIKE I’M THE
FATHER ON THE SIDE OF THE COURT THAT YOU JUST PULLED ME OVER TO
SAY, LISTEN, BUDDY –>>WE HAVE TO DO THAT SOMETIMES
UNFORTUNATELY, JUST REMIND THE PARENTS THAT, YOU KNOW WHAT, IT
IS ABOUT THE KIDS AND WE WANT THEM TO HAVE FUN AND, YOU KNOW,
SOMETIMES YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE, SO IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THEY
LEARN THAT LESSON AS WELL.>>Bob: AND YOU DON’T ALWAYS
HAVE TO BE THE ONE TO KICK THE BALL TO BE IMPORTANT IN THE
GAME, RIGHT?>>DEFINITELY NOT.
WE GOT PLENTY OF DIFFERENT ROLES.
WE HAVE GOALKEEPERS USING THEIR HANDS AND DISTRIBUTING THE BALL
WITH THEIR HANDS, THROWING IT OUT THERE.
>>Bob: EVEN IN INDOOR, THEY’RE THE ONLY ONES THAT CAN —
>>YEAH.>>Bob: CALL THEM A GOALKEEPER.
I’VE ALWAYS HEARD GOALIE BEING USED.
>>SOMETIMES, MOST GOALKEEPERS, WE DON’T HAVE STICKS OUT THERE
ON THE FIELD, GOALIES.>>Bob: THAT’S GOOD.
>>HOCKEY, THEY HAVE THE GOALIE, SO WE TRY TO KEEP OURSELVES, YOU
KNOW, GOALKEEPERS GO SO WHEN I HAVE THE ADMIRALS O I SHOULDN’T
REFER TO THEM AS GOALKEEPERS.>>PROBABLY NOT.
>>Bob: SO NOVEMBER 6th IS DEADLINE, BUT WHEN DOES THE
SEASON BEGIN?>>IT BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 6th,
ACTUALLY.>>Bob: AND IF YOU SHOW UP ON
NOVEMBER 6th, NOT REGISTERED.>>PROBABLY NOT LIKELY TO PLAY,
BUT IF YOU COME INTO OUR OFFICE MONDAY AFTERWARDSING WE CAN GET
YOU SIGN UP.>>Bob: BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE
REALLY ACCOMMODATING.>>WE’LL DO REGISTRATION UP TO
THREE WEEKS INTO THE SEASON.>>Bob: HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?
>>WE GO RIGHT THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY AND THEN WE GET
THE YOUTH BASKETBALL SEASON ROLLING.
>>Bob: I KNOW IT’S NOT ABOUT WINNING, BUT ARE THERE PLAYOFF
GAMES?>>OUR YOUTH AGE GROUPS ARE
ACTUALLY DEVELOPMENTAL, SO WE DON’T FOCUS ON THE WINNING SIDE,
BUT THE 10 AGE GROUPS, WE HAVE PLAYOFFS AND THEY WIN
CHAMPIONSHIPS.>>I LIKE TO SAY, WE’RE PRETTY
LUCKY. SHE’S A MODEST YOUNG LADY, BUT
STEPHANIE MILLER HAS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH THE PROGRAM SINCE
SHE’S BEEN ON. SHE’S A FORMER ODU PLAYER AND
COACH AND SHE JUST BRINGS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF EXPERTISE THAT
HAS JUST TAKEN THIS PROGRAM THROUGH THE ROOF, SO WE REALLY
APPRECIATE HER AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY, MANY GREAT
YEARS.>>Bob: SINCE I KNOW THE MAX AGE
IS 17, I MIGHT SHOW UP AND WATCH.
>>SOUNDS GOOD.>>Bob: THANKS A LOT.
>>LOOK FORWARD TO IT.>>Bob: WHEN YOU COME BACK,
WE’RE SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TODD.
TEN YEARS OLD! STAY TUNED.

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