So, believe it or not, I have never purchased soccer cards before. That was, until this week! I saw some in the store and decided to buy a few packs of them. In this video I am opening the Topps Match Attax cards and showing viewers what comes in each pack. Of course the packs vary with what cards you get, but you will get an idea of what you could get.
Check out the video to see if I liked the soccer cards and if I'll be buying more.
I recently got a new jersey... it's the Brasil home soccer jersey. Check out my review of it here.
I bought this jersey at WeGotSoccer.com on Black Friday, so it was a great deal. We were camping in Jacksonville, minutes from where the store is located, so we stopped in to check out the deals. Regularly around $50, but I got it for only $17. Can't beat that!
Want to learn how to do an around the world with a soccer ball? I did, too! I practiced for a long time and learned the skill. First, you need to know how to juggle a soccer ball. So check out my video on how to do that. Once you know how to juggle the soccer ball and are pretty good at it, you will be ready to learn how to do an around the world.
Check out my video one how to do an around the world with the soccer ball. I've created an "Around the World tutorial" to help explain how to master this skill. It may seem difficult at first, but if you stick with it you will be able to do it and will get better at it as time goes on. Keep practicing. I practice these skills every day so that I get better at them all of the time.
Good luck with your around the world, I hope you like the video and that it helps you learn how do it!
Are you a teen who loves soccer and wants a part time job? Are you not a teen, but someone who loves soccer, knows the game well, and would like to earn some money? You may want to consider becoming a Florida soccer referee. That's what I recently did and I'm glad that I did it. In my video below I explain how you become a soccer referee and provide some information to point you in the right direction.
You have to be at least 13 to become a soccer referee. I turned 13 this past June, and once I did I set out to become a referee. To become a soccer referee you have to go through a two-part training program. One part is an online course that will take hours to complete, and the second one is several hours of field training. The program teaches you what you need to know in order to ref the games. Once completing the training program you become a certified referee with the United States Soccer Federation.
At my age, I am an assistant referee (AR), or linesman. Once I'm a little older I can move into being a center referee, if I want to. The AR's make less than the center refs, but they also have less pressure. If you have ever been to soccer games you have likely seen how crazy some of the parents can get on the sidelines. Being assistant referee for soccer has been good. It gives me a chance to earn money at my age, and it's in a field that I love. This part time job keeps me around soccer, which is awesome.
The pay per game depends on the age group of those who are playing. You can see the payscale here for GCF soccer games, which shows how much time each period is in the game, how much the AR's make and how much the center referee makes for the game. You can at times referee multiple games in a row, giving you an opportunity to make good money in one day. One one recent weekend, I reffed numerous games and made $130. For a 13 year old, that's really good! I'm putting it all in the bank and saving for a car.
You should know that there is an initial investment you have to pay to become a ref. All together, I spent $200 to become a soccer referee in Floriad. I didn't realize the expenses were that high when I first started the process. But you have to pay for the course, certification, and you have to buy a referee kit. The kit comes with your referee shirt, shorts, socks, flags, bag, etc. But you need more than one color shirt, so you have to buy at least one other color shirt, maybe two. I did get one referee kit free, because they were giving away 300 kits to new refs under the age of 16. Then I purchased the other things that I needed (including black shoes and paying to link my bank account to their payment system). I have made that money back and now all the rest of the money I make is profit. I think the program is a great part time job for those who love soccer!
To learn more about becoming a soccer referee in Florida, click here.
(Pictured above is me in my soccer referee uniform)
Not long ago, I did a video on what Target offers in their soccer department. Well, they saw that video and approached me about it. They were seeking permission to use a short clip of me juggling the soccer ball in their store. I was excited to be included in their video. Check it out below. There is the English version and the Spanish version. I'm in the opening clip of both videos, which are YouTube ads. The clip is a little longer in the Spanish version.
Last weekend, the club soccer team I'm on participated in the Brevard Hurricane Classic Soccer Tournament. It took place in Merritt Island, Florida, which is around an hour from where I live. It was a really hot weekend, but it didn't keep us from having a great time playing some serious soccer.
I currently play for the U14 team for the Port Orange Soccer Club, and our team were the runner's up in that tournament for our age group. We played four games to become the runner's up. I scored one goal in that game, which was a header. We were in it to win it, but we came in second place. It was our first games of the season, and it was a good way to kick off the season. Here I am pictured above with the second place medal that we got. The winning team, the PSL Hurricanes, were a tough team to beat and played well!
Have a young child who is interested in soccer, or that you'd like to introduce to the game? Watch my video for five tips on getting your young kinds into soccer. My tips are ideal for a child ages 3-6, and they will give you some things to consider. I started kicking around a soccer ball at home when I could walk (that's what mom says), but I officially enrolled in a soccer program for the first time at age four.