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Founder to be Honored

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Jul 5, 2015 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Former Marietta High soccer coach to be honored - News, Sports, Jobs, Ohio, Community In . . .

Photo Courtesy of Marietta Times and Ron Johnston

DEVOLA - Back in the day, Jerry Brock sometimes officiated soccer matches right after guiding the Marietta High boys varsity team against an opponent. The longtime Marietta attorney was a very busy man, had an abundance of energy, and was obviously passionate about the sport. He spent a lot of time at the Marietta Soccer Complex in Devola. . . .

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U12-U15 Drills

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Feb 18, 2015 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Formations Common to 9v9


U12 Footskills and Ball movement


Advanced Footskills and turns 


 Coaching Passing 

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Running an Effective Practice

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Oct 26, 2014 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Nine Steps to Coaching Success: 

  1. Understand that a player’s age and gender dramatically affect both motor skills and the child’s level of social development.
  2. Create a plan relevant to your team’s age/gender group where your team will focus for the upcoming soccer season. Remember your plan is only a guide it will need to be reviewed and revised over the season.
  3. Create a measure of success (not just winning) for the soccer season and communicate it frequently to the players.
  4. Measure the success of each season by the commitment and hard work of your players, playing as a team, progress in developing soccer skills and how much fun everyone had along the way. Most teams don’t win the championship but the children still have a great time anyway. Remember that some children will not progress significantly regardless of how hard they are trying. Their success should be measured by their hard work.
  5. Find something positive about each of the children and emphasize that throughout the season.
  6. Encourage players to measure their performance by improvements in their own, personal levels of proficiency and ability rather than by comparing themselves to other players or to other teams based on the games outcome.
  7. Discourage the practice of criticizing referees, fellow teammates or other players for poor play or a loss.
  8. Give each child equal playing time (as close as possible), providing that the child attends the majority of the practices. No child will improve without playing time and the MSL has changed its rules now asking coaches to manage toward a goal of equal playing time for all team players in good standing.
  9. Fun! Make sure that you close each practice with a fun activity (after spending the bulk of the time working on drills). The children should leave each practice excited and looking forward to the next one.


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Girls Soccer

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Aug 11, 2013 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

 Marietta High School Girls Varsity Soccer Schedule

Coming Soon        

East Central Ohio League (ECOL) games in bold



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Boys Soccer

Posted by Ben Schenkel at Aug 11, 2013 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

 Marietta High School Boys Varsity Soccer Schedule

8/22/2013 Thursday Warren H 7:00 PM
8/27/2013 Tuesday Dover H 7:00 PM 
8/31/2013 Saturday Logan A 7:30 PM 
8/29/2013 Thursday Morgan A 5:00 PM 
9/3/2013 Tuesday Cambridge A 7:00 PM 
9/7/2013 Saturday John Glenn A 1:00 PM 
9/10/13 Tuesday Coshocton H 6:00 PM 
9/14/2013 Saturday Athens H 7:00 PM 
9/17/2013 Tuesday New Philadelphia A 7:00 PM 
9/19/2013 Thursday Parkersburg South H 7:00 PM 
9/21/2013 Saturday Philo H 6:00 PM 
9/24/2013 Tuesday Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans H 6:00 PM 
10/1/2013 Tuesday Zanesville H 7:00 PM 
10/3/2013 Thursday Medina A 7:00 PM 
10/5/2013 Saturday River View A 3:00 PM 
10/8/2013 Tuesday Warren A 7:00 PM 
10/12/2013 Saturday Logan A 7:30 PM
10/14/2013 - 10/19/2013  SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT TBA TBA  TBA
10/21/2013 - 10/26/2013  DISTRICT TOURNAMENT  TBA TBA  TBA
10/29/2012 - 11/2/2013   REGIONAL TOURNAMENT TBA TBA TBA
11/5/2012 - 11/9/2012  STATE TOURNAMENT   TBA  TBA TBA 

East Central Ohio League (ECOL) games in bold