Monday, October 29, 2007

Back of the net on the fly...

I occasionally invite my team to a little friendly competition and offer up a reward if they can meet a certain challenge. If they cannot meet the challenge, they have to do some conditioning drills. The classic competition is "back of the net on the fly" from distance. We don't do it from midfield yet. I let them try it from about 40 yards out, sometimes more. The object is self-evident: hit the back of the net on the fly, no bounce. Do so and avoid running.

Here is Michael Parkhurst of the New England Revolution earning the next set of conditioning drills off...this goal is awesome. You should also know that this is his first career MLS goal.


9 comments:

the whiskey said...

Go Revs!!!

pele1410 said...

Not only was it his first career goal, it was his first career shot.

SINEDDIE said...

holy cow!!!!

Later on in the clip , the goalie gets the ball and seems to run the entire box...I always thought that you had 10 a step leeway after you controled the ball as a keeper...

wilablog said...

Pele: First shot...really?
Sineddie: they scrapped the 10 step rule. You now have 6 seconds.

wilablog said...

Whiskey: Teams from New England are not allowed to win any more sport titles this year. That includes the Patriots.

pele1410 said...

Yep, here's his stats on the revolution website: http://www.mlsnet.com/players/bio.jsp?team=t109&player=parkhurst_m&playerId=par369463&statType=current

Christopher said...

ok, that didn't work, but you can look it up on the revolution homepage under stats.

wilablog said...

That's pretty crazy.

the whiskey said...

Go Pats!