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Whatley Weighs In

Friday, December 10th, 2010

One of the most popular members of the Starlight Athletics Staff stopped by to give us an update on his team’s recent fall season and to give a couple of tips to all of our Starlight Soccer players as they try to stay in peak shape for the Wayne County season.

“The 2010 Rockford Soccer season continued to be a building process, as we did not have near the success we had hoped for in terms of wins and losses. However, there was continued development of key positions, and we saw three players garner All Conference honors. Former Starlight Staff Members Nate Sweet, Bronson Garcia, and Matt Saelens all played key roles on the Regents this past season, and they hope to see you all again next season on Alumni Field.”

Some skills Matt Whatley recommends working on over the winter in order to keep your soccer game in peak shape:

  • Juggling. It will help your touches.
  • Passing against a wall. This will help with your passing and trapping. A
  • A bell on the ball will help you with your dribble and touches. Place the ball between your feet and tap it from one foot to the other. To make this exercise even more difficult, try to do so without looking at the ball. You can also do stationary moves, such as overs, unders, sole behind drags, etc.

Hope these couple of drills help, and I look forward to seeing you all back on Alumni Field in June.