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Lennox-based soccer coach invited to US

Coach Nolan Pierce in action.

Coach Nolan Pierce in action.

Emily Pierce

Local coach Nolan Pierce and his friend Ben Spiers from the UK have proposed an inspiring new way of training kids in soccer.

Precision Soccer is an England-based soccer-coaching company that conducts training programs and skills-based courses for children.

Having been invited to America, Nolan’s company J&N Sports and Ben’s Precision Soccer have devised camps for several American soccer clubs. Nolan says we focus on ‘the ball skills of Brazilian street soccer’.

Improving each individual’s ball technique with freestyle moves, juggling, and fast feet helps control the ball during the game.

After his trip, Nolan hopes to get camps started in the northern NSW area.

Nolan says, ‘Creating a fun, friendly atmosphere makes the kids enjoy training more. We do this by playing music on the field. The precision soccer approach is something kids haven’t experienced before.’

A smaller inflatable field is assembled to retain the children and to sharpen footwork skills.

The aim is also to develop the psychological, social and interpersonal skills of young people, as well as the physical.

As part of the five-day camp they’ll be teaching the kids about healthy living, self-esteem, teamwork, making new friends, perseverance and respect for one another.

 


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