The soccer team, Rangers Athletes 06 are going for gold in a Vancouver tournament
Want to kick some wins up in March? The Calgary Rangers soccer team is getting ready for a shooting experience. The girls are preparing for bigger, faster and stronger teams in Vancouver but they don’t know what to expect. The team is super excited and nervous. This is what they are doing to prepare.
The team has a practice, a academy and a game every week, plus a session called Everdin training where they go to the Edge academy to train. They had a tournament in Lethbridge on the 25th and 26th they played 4 games two a day. To get the team pumped up they yelled the cheer “123321 RANGERS”. In their tournament they lost two games and won two games. All the girls demonstrated determination and tenacity. Every game they brought their effort. The Vancouver tournament will take place Burnaby Vancouver. Which is located towards the eastern side of Vancouver. That is where they will play in a four day tournament. They will compete against teams all over western Canada. The coach says that “The team needs to communicate and pass more”. He also said they need to move more get into open space when the team has possession and get touch tight when defending.
The girls can read plays like books, they can tell where ball is going to go or where it will be passed. It is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Some girl have played soccer together for 3 years here is what they think about sticking together. Amaya says “I love theses girls we’ve known each other for 3 years now. I think that is an advantage because we think of what to do and share it with the team.” When the team, gets together usually before and after games they forget about soccer and have fun. They created an iMovie on the team and how they did in Lethbridge. One of the dads on the team videos the games so the team can look at how they did and see what they need to improve on. Every week the team has an category and that is there focus for the week. But always one of there topics is communication because it helps get your head up to look for a pass. Also possession in mid field because that is where they loose possession most of the time. So in Vancouver that is where they will try to keep possession.
So come on down to explore and see the wonders behind the soccer. Come watch a game or two and cheer on the rangers athletics. They will be there to take home the gold and show the other teams who’s the best. Now go to Vancouver and cheer them on!! For more info visit http://calgaryrangers.com or http://calgaryminorsoccer.com..
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