By pewsey, Oct 30 2015 12:43PM
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Today Pewsey paid a visit to Steeple Ashton for their first game of the season and their first game in the Mid Wilts league, the game started of at quite a pace with Oskar Boaler, Oscar Middleton and Connor Marsden probing the Stee- ple Ashton defence, approximately 10 mins in Pewsey got a corner by Reece Hawkins put a good cross in, one of our new players for this season, James wood climbed above the defence to head it home 1-0 Pewsey,
The game carried on with our front lines pace causing the opposition defence a lot of problems, Steeple Ashtons goal keeper made some very good saves but was beaten by a cross from Oskar and following pressure from Connor their defender headed it into his own net, 2-0 Pewsey
The next goal came from a long clearance by Reece which Oscar picked up and ran past the last defender then to calmly chip the goalkeeper, 3-0 Pewsey
Half time followed not much after the third Goal a very good half from Pewsey
The second half started in a similar way, Pewsey probing for another opening but Steeple Ashton driving forward on break outs from their defence, it was on one of these break outs that they fed the ball down our right hand side and one of their attackers managed to create a bit of space for a long range drive just out of reach for our new Goalie for this season Alex Hitchen, 3-1 Pewsey.
We got another goal from a corner this time the cross from Liam Weir found Ben Pinder ghosting in on the back post to head home the 4th Goal, 4-1 Pewsey
Later in the Match Ben put in a pass to Connor who had been very unlucky with previous strikes made sure of this one nearly breaking the net in the process, 5-1 Pewsey.
The game was drawing to a close when Steeple Ashton again managed to break down our right and they score a screamer from the wing again leaving Alex no chance, 5-2 Pewsey.
It was not long after that the final whistle was blown on an excellent performance from our lads, hopefully this bodes well for our season, just one final duty to perform from the management team was to name the player of the match, there were several choices which made it very difficult to decide but it went eventually to James Wood who played an excellent game in the centre of a very good defence, this coupled with his goal in the first half just tipped the edge on some very good performances, Well done Lads!
Team: Alex Hitchen, Regan Cain, Robbie Smith, James Wood, Max Vines, Reece Hawkins, Ben Pinder,
Liam Weir, Oskar Boaler, Oscar Middleton, Connor Marsden, Owen Kimber
13/9/15 Match report and photos by Richard Green
We are lucky at Pewsey Vale Youth FC to have the support of our volunteer coaches and managers who give up so much of their time to help develop the skills and attitude of our players as they develop through the years.
One of these coaches, Colby Cain has developed himself from being a former youth player with the club, through taking his refereeing courses. Last year he became the coach for our U14 team for whom he was the youngest manager in his division in the North Wilts Youth Football League and quite possibly in the whole league.
Colby writes about his experience in coaching here. We are always happy to welcome new coaches to the club so if you would like to get involved please contact us.
I'm going to start this article by saying: Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it.
In life, when you embark on a journey, there will always be people who support you and people who don't. It's easy to remember the comments made by those who criticise your efforts but to become a succesful coach, you need to be able to forget those comments and work to prove those people wrong.
I started coaching aged 16, which was a big gamble for myself but also for Pewsey Vale Youth Football Club. When the U14's needed a manager, I was asked by one of the player's parents if I would be the manager. I'd always wanted to get into coaching and I felt that this was the perfect opportunity. I approached Nick Offer and Stella, who was the previous manager, and after a few conversations and meetings, I was soon on the training field as the manager of Pewsey Vale Youth FC U14s. When the season started I was 17 years old and the youngest manager in Division 3 of the North Wiltshire Youth Football League and possibly in the whole of the North Wiltshire Youth Football League.
I'm writing this article because when people grow up, becoming a professional footballer is what everyone wants to be, but not everyone gets the chance. Coaching is the next best thing.
I'm going to talk about my experiences of my first season as a manager and hope to make more people be interested in coaching.
No two coaches are the same, everyone has their own ways of teaching the game and as a coach you also need to be able to change your coaching style depending on your team. For example, in senior football, much of the training time is used to work on the players fitness, but from U6-U12 fitness work is not worth doing because the players are still developing physically.
When you start coaching you start thinking about tactics, thinking about how the champions such as Barcelona and Germany do it. I can guarantee that every coach has told his/her team that he/she wants them "to play like Barcelona". But it's not about playing like Barcelona, it's about finding a style of play that is right for your team.
If you are new to coaching, before thinking about tactics I suggest to have training sessions which will highlight players strengths and weaknesses. By doing this you can decide which players will be best in which positions and you can then decide which tactics you will use.
Training should be made enjoyable for the players because playing football is what they wake up to do on the weekends. There has been an increase in development divisions which helps players to improve their abilities as footballers and also allows them to enjoy the game. However, the divisions can't run and these players can't enjoy the game without having a coach to take control.
I'm in my second season as a coach and being a coach is a great experience which I would recommend to anyone. There will always be ups and downs in coaching and at times your teams moral may be down, but if you, as a coach, get your team through the bad period and get the players enjoying football again, there is no feeling that betters it.
Grassroots football is hugely influential on the success of the international team and this has been proven by Germany. Every four years the nation gets together and prays that England can win the World Cup. Although the chances of it happening are slim, we still believe. But for that dream of success to become a reality, players need to be coached from a young age, and we, as coaches, are the start of that success.
Another great day in the afternoon sunshine for Pewsey Vale Youth FC U10s who played at the Highworth Town Youth FC Summer Tournament. Battling through to the quarter-finals as best third placed team they were through to the semi-final after extra time and penalties; where they were ultimately defeated, again after extra time, in penalties.
Thanks to Lee and the team for a great afternoon’s entertainment and to our hosts for an especially well-attended and well-organised afternoon.
Our U9s team hosted a mini tournament at the Milton Lilbourne Summer Fayre on Saturday with teams from Swindon Supermarine and Hungerford joining our U8s and U10s. it was a great day in the sunshine and we were proud to be able to support the organisers in raising funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Prospect Hospice.
Thanks to Carol for donating the trophy and for Iain our U9s manager for organising.