A great end to a great Season !

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,

It couldn’t get any hotter than that in Green City. A sizzling heat broke the hottest day recorded in June since 1834 ! Nonetheless we had 12 teams lined up to play the end of the season tournament. The field was in perfect condition thanks to the Grass Master and the tents around the field could give the players at least some shade. Several teams had their end of the season party the night before and you could tell that in the first games of the tournaments. Teams were divided on two groups, one with the top 6 finishers of the SPL and one with the bottom 6 finishers of the SPL. It would give a fair chance to the lower ranked teams to play a final ! The cowboys showed their 8 aside skill and went into the final one point ahead of the Lions and in the other group the Samba’s (Japan) topped their group right ahead of the Pistolera Bulls. The final was won by the Cowboys as they had more energy left in their legs. Great spirit in the tournament and everybody enjoyed the games !

 

Final ranking of the end of the season tournament :

1)      Cowboys

2)      Samba’s

3)      Lions

4)      Pistolera Bulls

5)      Gremio

6)      Japan

7)      Flamenkos

8)      Galacticos

9)      Marlins

10)   Shanghai 2000

11)   Super 48

12)   ERS

 

After that it was party time at Latina and helped by the great weather and music, beers, food and  of course the Brazilian dancers, we could all enjoy the celebrations !

SPL 1 SPL 2 SPL 3

Once again we like to thank everybody who helped to complete our tenth SPL anniversary and made it the best season sofar !

 

Thank you to Yamada-san (schedule), Frederik (website), Adam for the Jinqiao field, Karl for Century Park field, James and David for the Waigaoqiao field, the Referees, the Dulwich school, Latina, Team Managers, The Captains, all SPL Players and team Sponsors   !

 

Cheers Freek SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee !

Lions to open their Youth Football Academy on April 26th!

Football Friends,

After we successfully launched our U18 team this season. We are now ready for the younger ones. We have developed a special youth training program for boys and girls aged 6-12 years old.

We like to invite everybody interested for a free trial training on April the 26th at our regular Lions training field. Please click on the flyer for our exact location. From 1600-1700 for 6-8 years old and from 1700-1800 for 9-12 years old.

The training session will be twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays and lead by some of the best football players in Shanghai Kevin and Azzeddine. Gwen our long term Lion will take care of the management of the academy. Please contact him if you have any further question gwendallvolant@gmail.com / mobile 13817472189.

Do you want your son or daughter to be part of a real Football Club in Shanghai ? Please let them join the Lions Academy!

 

Let’s build together on a good future for the youngest players !

 

Freek
Shanghai Lions Football Club President

SHANGHAI LIONS CHRISTMAS PARTY 2012 – FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER @ 7:00PM

Dear Lions,

Christmas is a party we have to celebrate with our family.

As the SHANGHAI LIONS Football club is a bit our second family, let’s celebrate Christmas all together.

Feel free to bring your family and friends to share a good moment together.

Please register for this evening at the following email address : info@shanghai-lions.com 

and tell us how many people will joint you for this event.

Find the arrangement for our Lions Christmas part.


RMB 300 PER HEAD / FREE FLOW BEVERAGE
RMB 250 PER HEAD / WI THOUT BEVERAGE

STARTERS
BREAD BASKET
Assorted Breads & Rolls
GARDEN SALAD
Served with Dried Cranberries, Candied Nuts, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber & Lemon Vinaigrette
WILD MUSHROOM SALAD
Served with Herbs, Virgin Olive Oil
ROASTED PUMPKIN SALAD
Served with Candied Garlic, Balsamic Reduction & Almonds

MAIN DISHES
PORK PICATTA WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE
GARLIC MASHED POTATOES
ROASTED HONEY GLAZED CHRISTMAS HAM
HONEY & BUTTER GLAZED CARROTS
SAUTEED BUTTERED VEGETABLE MEDLEY
APPLE & CHESTNUT STUFFING
CARVING STATION
ROASTED TURKEY
Served with Cranberry Sauce & Gravy

DESSERT
PUMPKIN PIE
CHCHOCOLATE BROWNIES
BEVERAGE SELECTION
FREE FLOW SOFT DRINKS
(Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange Juice, Mineral Water)
FREE FLOW TSINGTAO BEER
FREE FLOW HOUSE WINE
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Lions U18 complete training No 7 !

Young Lions,

 

We are almost done with our training sessions of 2012 ! We are pleased to see that most of the boys didn’t miss a single training session. For a football player training is essential first of all to improve your skill and secondly to improve your match fitness. For a Youth Football player its even more important as especially on the skill front there are many factors to improve like the “first touch”, ball control, shielding with your body,speed with or without ball, passing, shooting etc… All the training efforts you put in will pay off and it will make you a better and stronger player.  Especially the position plays are essential to understand and to learn from. We all know that Barcelona are the masters of this play you never see them passing a long ball because a long ball can be easily intercepted by the opponent, instead they stick to short passes and are able to keep the ball into possession for a long spell. The key success of Barcelona is the training as they are practicing this game form day in and day out and they became masters of their own skill.  Our advice is to never miss a training session if you want to become a better player !

 

Until the end of the 2012 we have to following in store for you :

 

5/12 – Last training at century park 1800-2000 All games and fun training pls bring your friends to try out our trainings / guest are welcome

9/12 – Lions U18 vs Japan U18 1200-1400 at WGQ last game was a draw let see whether we can beat them now after all our trainings

14/12 – Lions Christmas dinner at Bloc / U18 + Parents are more than welcome

16/12 – Santa Cup 1100-1630 at Waigaoqiao 8-aside / 16 teams men’s tournament !

 

Keep working hard young Lions we have a great U18 team and we enjoy to work with all of you !

 

Coach / Joel and Freek

Lions support Coerver skill training U10 and U12 youth in Shanghai!

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to offer your son or daughter the possibility to improve their Football skills as an individual player !

Attached you can find the introduction of Coerver skill training’s method which is renowned world wide! We will start with the U10 and U12 group first with a maximum of 20 players per group and we will work on a first come first serve basis.

  • U10 training 80 minutes every Friday at the Century Park Field from 1600-1720 hrs
  • U12 training 80 minutes every Friday at the Century Park Field from 1740-1900 hrs

Any question feel free to ask. We will start once we have the first kids registered could be as soon as 9th of November!

Sportive Regards

Freek Boelen / Coerver Shanghai

Kicking Up a Storm

SIYSL gives kids an outlet to practice skills and sportsmanship on the field

Thirty-two soccer teams facing off in an emotionally charged, passionate and exciting seven-week-long derby. Is this the World Cup? No, this is the Shanghai International Youth Soccer League (SIYSL). While now a flourishing sports league (with kids and soccer moms packing the field every week), it had a very humble beginning back in the fall of 2006.

Noting the absence of opportunities for expatriate children to play soccer in Shanghai, founder Will Dong (along with two partners who both work in international schools) came up with the idea for a city-wide sports league. “We just wanted to provide a safe and fun soccer environment for expat kids,” says Will, “a place here in Shanghai where, if you like the sport, you can come and play together.”

lacking exposure, the first season was difficult but buoyed by children participating from the German and French international schools. Support also came from Active Kidz, who submitted a number of teams in the maiden season. Based off the positive feedback – and low registration fees – membership continued to grow. Will adds, “People realized we weren’t trying to be a very commercial organization and it spread quickly by word of mouth.”

Currently, there are two types of teams in the league: school teams and club teams, which are formed by kids from different international and bilingual schools all over Shanghai. Every year contains a spring and fall season and spans a period of six to seven weeks. Teams are in charge of organizing their own training and coaches, but all teams are brought together at the beginning of each season for an orientation and rundown of the game schedule.

According to Will, the league will soon be stepping up their game and moving to Shanghai Stadium, where kids will have the opportunity to play on a more professional level”. Will attributes the coup to the growing reputation of the league, “East Asia Group (owner of Shanghai Stadium) realized that this is a very good event for the community and they told us they want to fully support the league.”

The league’s organizers are now turning their attention to finding sponsors. Holding true to their philosophy, Will says, ‘If we can get sponsors, we’ll be able to waive the registration fee, which means more teams get the chance to join.”

Source:  Tim Tsiang / City Weekend / Parents&Kids / Aug. 16 – Oct.17 / Page 16

SIYSL gives kids an outlet to practice skills and sportsmanship on the field

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