Young football players train with NFL players in Long Beach twice within the last seven days.
A former Long Beach Poly Jackrabbit and current NFL player put up a football camp for the youths in Long beach. Over the weekend, 11-year NFL vet Marcedes Lewis was the one who gathered up youths at his alma mater in order to host his eighth annual one-day camp. Lewis said at the event:
“What good is success if you don’t give back? What’s crazy to me is now we have kids that have been coming for six or seven or eight years, and now I’ve got friends of mine who played Pop Warner with me here bringing their kids out for the camp. It’s like a family reunion with a football.”
The heat was much on Saturday but it didn’t stop over 300 youths who came to the event. Lewis and his team gave instructions on proper form, did lots of exercise, gave out a free camp T-shirt and free lunch to the kids as well.
There were over a hundred volunteers as the community support has been goring year on year. Long Beach Poly returnee Jurrell Casey also did great forcing the Poly’s coach, Antonio Pierce to say: Continue reading “YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS TRAIN WITH NFL PLAYER IN LONG BEACH”
Former Zamalek and Egypt goalkeeper Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed has stated that he is not only in the team because of the experience that he has but also to bring media coverage to the beach soccer team.
He said that it is normal for him to help Egyptian football since he has received a lot himself from the football world.
The former Egypt goalkeeper has played for the most of his career with Zamalek and has won 17 titles during this time. He said that when it was time for him to retire he was contacted by Khaled Latif who currently supervises the Egyptian beach soccer team. They were looking for an experienced goalkeeper and also someone that could draw media attention to the team. He said that he agreed to the project, and this is how he entered the world of beach soccer. Continue reading “Former Egypt goalkeeper talks about his role with the Egypt beach soccer team”
Leicester City’s midfielder RiyadMahrez was recommended by his coach to consider pursuing a career in beach football instead of professional football.
This was because in his early days the Algerian footballer lacked the discipline and determination that is so important to professional players. Instead, he had this nonchalant attitude and creative side that is more prevalent with street footballers and beach players.
During his time at the famous Le Havre academy, his coach tried to inculcate him with this dose of discipline and rigor, but the Algerian footballer simply did not want to listen. He continued to play the way he was used to. Indeed, RiyadMahrez has grown up playing street football, and it was difficult for him to make the change to his style.
His coach was fed up with his attitude and as a result suggested that Mahrez pursues a career in beach football rather than going for the professional route. Indeed, his coach was adamant that he had the necessary skills, but he needed to make a change in his attitude, Continue reading “RiyadMahrez was advised to make a career in beach football”
RiyadMahrez was incredibly told to try his hand at beach football by his former club in French football.
The Algerian winger has been a major factor in Leicester City topping the Premier League as of now. There is a good chance of Leicester being crowned as the league champions to mark an incredible campaign in the history of English football. The 25-year-old was brought to the club for around £ 400,000 from Le Havre. Le Havre’s academy head Johann Louvel says that he once told the 25-year-old to start thinking about Beach football since he lacked the professionalism required for top-level football.
Jamie Vardy may have grabbed all the headlines in the first half of the campaign, butMahrez has been a very consistent performer as well. He has already scored 15 goals in the league while also assisting a further 11. These are statistics that could see him in contention for the PFA Player of the Year award. It is incredible to know thatMahrez cost such a little amount of money only back in 2014. At this stage last season, the club were in the relegation zone and ended up staying in the league thanks to an amazing run in the final 10 games. Continue reading “Riyad Mahrez practicing Beach Football”