|La Liga aims to develop young generation of soccer players|
|Written by Staci Gasser|
|Saturday, 09 February 2013 00:00|
Soccer players of Sedona are giving back to the younger generation and having soccer year-round in Sedona.
Team members of the five-time State Club Level championship team U16 Estudantez AZ Clube do Futebol are hosting La Liga for young soccer players in the community.
La Liga is a new soccer league that consists of small-sided soccer games involving fewer players, like three versus three or six versus six, and are played on a smaller field.
“This has a definite developmental impact on younger soccer players. This gets players to touch the soccer ball more often to therefore become more skillful with the ball,” said Manny Aries, founder and director of Coaches of Estudantez AZ Clube do Futebol. “It gives players individual technical development, plus with less complicated decisions, the players have tactical development."
For the full story, please see the Friday, Feb. 8, issue of the Sedona Red Rock News.