Fantasy EPL 2019/20 Winner – Michael Harrison

Congratulations to this seasons winner – Michael Harrison.

It went all the way to the very last game of what has been a unique season, and with the unexpected mid-season break. Fremont YSC’s very own Jordan Conklin had been out on his own as the leader since week 1, but like Leicester, he bottled it at the very end. Only 4 points separated 1st and 2nd place this season.

Michael is a huge Swansea City fan, since his days as a young wannabe Neville Southall, Michael would often be at the Vetch Field to support the Swans, but now you’ll see him at the Liberty Stadium with his Union Jack and Swansea City Jack’s half and half scarf. However, from afar, he will this season be cheering them on in the Championship Playoffs where he hopes they knock out local rivals Cardiff City. When asked for comment about his big victory Michael replied, ‘When I’m not fighting crime I’m researching my weekly transfers and studying the best week to use my game chips’. Congratulations Michael.

Cyber Soccer Camp = Lemonade!

This week we hosted our free online camp for any youth athlete to participate in, and we had a great week with hundreds of youth athlete’s. During SIP we introduced our ‘When Life Gives You Lemons’ online program, the camp was the finishing touches to our ‘lemonade’!

Participants got creative, not everyone having cones they would use teddy bears, shoes, and any object they could find to set up small playing areas, a throwback to street soccer with jumpers for goalposts!

Daily the participants worked on their juggling, dribbling/ball manipulation, and fitness with a ball topics, in a small playing area for all to be able to participate from home. Additionally the players received information about the pillars of a players development, with the physiological, psychological, social, and technical/tactical. There are many elements that go in to these interconnected structures, and some of the information can be found on our website –

Technical/Tactical

Physiological

Psychological

Social

Instagram Quiz: Wide Players – pt.2

Each week we will be having Live – “Player Profile Quizzes” on our Instagram account. Throughout the week there will be trivia questions, and on Thursdays we will be having a Quiz based on playing scenarios when “We Have The Ball” or “They Have The Ball”.

This week’s Quiz is on Wide Players.


  • Player: Wide Player
  • Scenario: “They Have The Ball” – Ball is with the opponent’s right Attacking Midfielder. Opponent’s weak sided full back is getting forward in attack.
  •  Question: Where should the Wide Player on the weak side position themself?

A: (Option 1) – Drop off to cover the player on the weak side of the field.

B: (Option 2) – Stay forward to provide an outlet in attack.

Tune in to our Instagram Stories on Thursday afternoon to take the Live Quiz. (Answer will also be given, along with the “Why”).


To take the Live Quiz, please follow us on Instagram and take the quiz on our Stories.

Instagram: @fremontyouthsoccer


Trivia Quiz:

Question 1: Today’s “Man of The Match” for Man Utd (Mason Greenwood), is how old?

A – 17

B – 18

C – 19

D – 20

 

 

Question 2: Gareth Bale started his professional playing career at which club?

A – Real Madrid

B – Tottenham Hotspur

C – Southampton

D – Cardiff City

 

 

Question 3: Who is the all time leading goal scorer for Stanford University Women’s program, with 71 goals?

A – Sophia Smith

B – Catarina Macario

C – Kelley O’Hara

D – Christen Press

 

Question 4: What jersey number did Cristiano Ronaldo wear when 1st arriving at Real Madrid?

A – 7

B – 8

C – 9

D – 17

 

Question 5: Former SJ Earthquakes player Dwane De Rosario is the only player in MLS history to have back to back “Goal of the Year” awards?

A – True

B – False

 

 

 

*For Answers to the Trivia Quiz, read past this line.


Question:Answer

Q1: B

Q2: C

Q3: D

Q4: A

Q5: C

End of Season, Here’s to the 2019/20 Season

We are entering the final week of the 2019/20 season, following a 4 week extension to continue supporting the players and help working parent at home, and to say it has not been like any other season would be incredibly accurate!

We want to thank everyone for sticking with us through this challenging time. We appreciate how difficult it has been for families and players, with so many changes to our daily lives and the risk to our health both physically and mentally. Having everyone stick together through this has enabled us to continue operating as a soccer organization, keep staff in work, and continue to support the youth player’s needs, physically, psychologically, and socially, which are incredibly important structures of a child’s development.

We have also been able to provide support to the families of Fremont YSC, and this year we awarded over $70,000 in financial aid, including an extension through Covid-19 to help support those who were financially affected.

The season had got off to an exceptionally good start, with the first season of our new older structure, with both male and female senior team. Without knowing Covid would end our season early, the seniors have an excellent end to their season with their participation in the San Diego Galaxy Showcase event. To see how the long term development journey see the following video – https://www.fremontyouthsoccer.com/2020/01/long-term-development-its-a-journey-of-growth/

Throughout the season we not only seen development of the players, but also parent and coach education. Additional resources were added to our website to provide parents and players with references to the club’s identity and playing style, and the areas of player development. Check our website front page with the tabs to both the player and parent resources. Our coaching staff also continued in their development, with all coaches participating in coach education throughout the year, and the education event of having Frans Hoek visit the club providing his elite insight to our club’s operations.

While we do find ourselves in a changing landscape, what will not change is our focus and dedication to the players and the families of Fremont YSC. It’s going to look different for many months, but no matter the situation we cannot wait to get the new season started.

Extension to Season, Week 4

While we would usually be entering our off season, we feel it is important that during this time we continue to support the players needs through SIP. We also want to thank all the players who stuck with us through this difficult time, and so we hope be extending the season we are able to help the psycho-social needs of the youth player.

We will be selecting some of our previous sessions for each weeks practice session.

Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July to you all. Have a fantastic day with your family and friends, and travel safely.

Please maintain your social distancing, and wear your mask when out.

 

Instagram Quiz: Attacking Midfielder – pt.2

Each week we will be having Live – “Player Profile Quizzes” on our Instagram account. Throughout the week there will be trivia questions, and on Thursdays we will be having a Quiz based on playing scenarios when “We Have The Ball” or “They Have The Ball”.

This week’s Quiz is on Attacking Midfielder.


  • Player: Attacking Midfielder
  • Scenario: “They Have The Ball” – Ball is with the opponent’s attacking mid in the middle third of the field.
  •  Question: Where should the weak sided Attacking Midfielder position themself?

A: (Option 1) – Towards the player with the ball.

B: (Option 2) – Dropped off to provide balance.

Tune in to our Instagram Stories on Thursday afternoon to take the Live Quiz. (Answer will also be given, along with the “Why”).


To take the Live Quiz, please follow us on Instagram and take the quiz on our Stories.

Instagram: @fremontyouthsoccer


Trivia Quiz:

Question 1: Kevin De Bruyne started his playing career in England with which club?

A – Manchester City

B – Chelsea

C – Southampton

D – Brighton & Hove Albion

 

 

Question 2: This player was named Player of the Year in both 2018 & 2019 in the Portuguese Premeria Liga?

A – Nani

B – Renato Sanchez

C – João Félix

D – Bruno Fernandes

 

 

Question 3: Which USWNT player scored in the 2nd minute of the 2018 CONCACAF Championship game?

A – Rose Lavelle

B – Carli Lloyd

C – Mallory Pugh

D – Christen Press

 

Question 4: Zinédine Zidane has won the UEFA Champions League as both a player and coach.

A – True

B – False

 

Question 5: Christian Eriksen started his professional playing career at which club?

A – Inter Milan

B – Tottenham Hotspur

C – Ajax

D – AZ Alkmaar

 

 

*For Answers to the Trivia Quiz, read past this line.


Question:Answer

Q1: B

Q2: D

Q3: A

Q4: A

Q5: C

Club Watch Along: Man City vs Liverpool

This was close to being a huge climax to Liverpool’s season, with the possibility of winning the league with a victory at the current holders.

Although the situation has changed, and Liverpool are already crowned the 19/20 Premier League Champions for the first time, this should be a great game, with two teams that love to attack, and now both playing to gain the respect of the other in their battle of the U.K’s top two teams. Log in details sent to all players through TeamSnap.


Step 1 – Turn on to the live game, scheduled to be on NBCSN, other options are available.

Step 2 – Set up the laptop/computer/tablet next to where you are sitting.

Step 3 – Sit back and enjoy the game with all your Fremont YSC friends.