Hollywood Soccer Club "Stay Playing" Challenge

Join us and stay active!

While we will miss seeing all of you on the field together, HWSC is still here with the "Stay Playing" Challenge - a fun way to keep you active and engaged with soccer. Check back here - we will post new activities weekly!


Email us here by November 20, 2020 and tell us how many activities you completed to earn your prize. You do NOT need to send us your game board to participate.


Click here for more information, and to download and print the game board. Color in a jersey for each activity that you complete. We would be happy to send you a printed game board, email your request here.


Stay Playing Challenge


  • All participants receive a $5.00 gift card to Baskin Robbins or Hot Lips.
  • Players who complete all 11 activities earn a chance to win a $50.00 gift card.
  • Post on HWSC's Facebook page or email a video with your soccer moves for a bonus prize!

Activities

Choose an activity, then post about it on Facebook or send us an email.


Activity #1 Send us an email saying: Yes, I'm in!


Activity #2 Complete one (or more) of the following:

  • Explain ELM to your parent and create a mistake ritual.
  • Try out one of these ball touch videos or for those U12 and older try this ball touches link. Count and track how many touches you can get in 1 minute.
  • Set a personal goal for soccer training and do your first session toward reaching it.
  • With your parent, be active for 30 minutes outside - do anything fun (biking, hiking, parkour, walking your dog, etc. and keep track of your activity).

Activity #3

  • Tell us about why you play soccer and what success means to you.
    • I like playing soccer because...(3 big reasons).
    • When I play soccer I feel...(3 descriptions).
    • A successful player makes sure to...(3 actions).
    • A successful team...(3 details that make a successful team).

  • Try your best at juggling. Use this link to help you get started. Set your own goal or see if you can meet these targets.
    • Age 6-7: 3-5 juggles in a row.
    • Age 8-9: 5-10 juggles in a row.
    • Age 10-11: 10-20 juggles in a row.
    • Age 12-14: 30+ juggles in a row.
    • Age 15+: 35+ juggles in a row.

  • Set a personal exercise goal.
    • Aim for 30 minutes of running, biking, etc.
    • Do a combo of planks, jumping jacks, burpees, jump rope, etc.
    • Try to get a family member or friend to join you. Have fun being active! With the next activity, you can bump up your goal.

Activity #4

  • Have fun trying out Soccer Tennis!
    • Get together 2-4 players – kids, parents, grandparents (whomever is available)
    • Set up a court approximately 10 x 20 yards. Place your obstacle in the middle (lawn chair, garbage can, bench, etc.) and get started.

  • With your parent, be active for 30 minutes outside. Do anything fun (biking, hiking, parkour, walking your dog, etc.) and keep track of your activity.

Activity #5

  • Quick and Controlled Dribbling Drill
    • Put down 5 cones or shoes in a row about 2-3 feet apart, then practice dribbling while weaving in and out of the cones or shoes.
    • This drill can be done inside or outside. Time yourself and do this repeated drill down and back 10 times.
    • See if you can get faster and more efficient the more you practice. Be sure to practice good form while using the inside and outside of your feet for ball control.

  • Set a Personal Exercise Goal
    • Aim for 30 minutes of running, biking, etc.
    • Do a combo of planks, jumping jacks, burpees, jump rope, etc.
    • Get a family member or friend to join you. Have fun being active!
    • Next activity you can bump up your goal.

Activity #6

  • Try at least 2 of these Technical Training Videos. There are all kinds of options for your age or level!
  • With your parent, be active for 30 minutes outside - do anything fun (biking, hiking, parkour, walking your dog, etc.). Keep track of your activity and tell us about it.

Activity #7

  • ROOTS: Tell someone else about the ROOTS (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, Self) of honoring the game and sportsmanship. Click here to learn about ROOTS.
  • Speed Taps: Do Speed Taps for 20 seconds. The player touches the top of the ball with toes of alternating feet. Be fast and controlled. Try to do three reps with a 1 minute break between. Check out this video, Speed Taps start at the 1:11 mark.
  • Dribbling Drill Challenge: Weave in and out of 5 cones/shoes that are each set 2 feet apart. After going down and back, do 3 burpees. Repeat 3 times.

Activity #8

  • Have Fun with Soccer Golf! Learn how to play Soccer Golf here. Tips for Soccer Golf for older kids here.
  • With your parent, be active for 30 minutes outside - do anything fun (biking, hiking, parkour, walking your dog, etc.). Keep track of your activity and tell us about it.

Activity #9

  • Work on foot skills with these videos for younger kids and older kids.
  • Learn how to sharpen your defense skills here. The Online Soccer Academy channel is a great resource for training videos.
  • Set a personal exercise goal! Aim for 30 minutes of running, biking, etc. Do a combo of planks, jumping jacks, burpees, jumping rope, etc. Try to get a family member or friend to join you. Have fun being active and next activity you can bump up your goal.

Activity #10

  • Have fun with these games to work on passing precision: Soccer Bocce and The Garbage Can Challenge.
  • With your parent, be active for 30 minutes outside. Do anything fun - biking, hiking, parkour, walking your dog, etc. Keep track of your activity.

Activity #11

  • Congratulations! You made it to the end, relax and watch a soccer documentary: 2019 Women's World Cup and more.
  • Write a letter to your favorite soccer team or player. Share your greatest passion or inspiration about soccer!
  • Set a personal exercise goal. Last chance to top your record! Have fun being active for at least 30 minutes.
  • Email us here by November 20, 2020 and tell us how many activities you completed to earn your prize. Thank you for playing!


Notes from the HWSC Board President

We appreciate your support


  • We recognize the generosity of the members that donated to the club during Spring Season. We are a community organization and you are a great pillar of support. Thank you.
  • We need help with Social Media/Website. Please consider joining our team if you have these skills. We don’t have an age requirement so consider how “Hollywood Soccer Club Social Media Director” might look on an early career resume!
  • We always need volunteer coaches. We have free swag for coaches so along with goodwill there is a fashion motivation. Please contact Doug Moore here or just register on the HWSC website.


Ways to Stay in Touch with HWSC

  • Contact our Registrar with questions.
  • Link to registration information.
  • Subscribe to the club email list for notifications about registration opening dates and other important club announcements.
  • Like our Facebook page to stay informed about all things Hollywood Soccer Club.


2020 Annual General Meeting

HWSC Powerpoint Presentation

Here's the presentation from our February 12th Annual General Meeting, detailing the club's recent achievements and goals for the coming year.