Watch: A gotta-see golazo from boys indoor soccer

This kid brilliantly controls a high ball with a back-heel to set up his excellent volley on the spin.
8 comments about "Watch: A gotta-see golazo from boys indoor soccer".
  1. P T, December 17, 2018 at 11:06 p.m.

    lovely goal. the celebration looks more like one an adult would do rather than a kid just having fun.  Seems like we need to focus on the skills and improving them rather than the glory that we heap on some, ie. process rather than the person. That was fun; so let's see how you can ....

  2. Wooden Ships replied, December 18, 2018 at 10:39 a.m.

    Agree P T, I’m not a fan of look at me celebrations. That’s probably a one in a hundred goal, but those are what kids need to try. 

  3. beautiful game, December 18, 2018 at 10:53 a.m.

    The golazo was terrific, but the pre-shot technique was from a gifted young player. I have no problems with the post goal celebration which was routine and short. Better than watching NFL player pound his chest hopping and skipping after one tackle in hope of burying multiple missed tackles..

  4. Kent James, December 18, 2018 at 11:31 a.m.

    Technically, he controlled it with the outside of his foot, not his heel, which suggests it was excellent technique (since the outside of the foot is a much more sensible surface to use to control the ball since it is so much wider than the heel), rather than dumb luck.  Well done.  

    I agree that I'm not a great fan of such celebrations, the fact that a kid this age is doing it suggests that he's been watching enough pro soccer to know what to do, so that's a plus. It's a shame they're not using a futsal ball on this surface, since that would make the game much more about technique (since the ball would be on the floor much more of the time).  But of course, that's on the adults....

  5. Bob Ashpole replied, December 18, 2018 at 1:36 p.m.

    Good points, Kent.

  6. R2 Dad replied, December 18, 2018 at 2:25 p.m.

    Yeah, not sure why futsal hasn't displaced indoor soccer there yet.

  7. cony konstin, December 18, 2018 at 12:12 p.m.

    Another reason the USA needs 600,000 futsal courts so kids can organically, naturally and holistically can develop from each other and from the game.. coaching at times can be totally over rated and tends to stifle the kids development. What we are mainly missing is a sandlot/streetball/playground/king of the court experience for our kids. Futsal can be important factor in bringing back the gritty and street environment that is missing both in the suburbs and in our inner cities. We need a soccer revolution in the USA and futsal is that revolution. 

  8. Bob Ashpole replied, December 18, 2018 at 8:36 p.m.

    futsal rules allow play on all types of surfaces intentionally so that special "futsal courts" are unnecessary.

    I appreciate what you are trying to do, but you should expand your thinking and not make futsal complicated.

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