Paul Buckle Featured in Elite Soccer Magazine /// Buy Your Fundraiser Tickets Today

Met Oval's Technical Director Paul Buckle was recently featured in Elite Soccer magazine, a leading soccer publication that provides "coaching practices from the world's leading managers and coaches."   In addition to Paul Buckle, the edition provides coaching advice from top world managers, such as Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers.

In this edition, Paul Buckle provides technical advice on how to attack a defensive team that is sitting back and likely playing for a draw.   To overcome such a tactic, Paul explains how an "attacking session... is about playing through and around the lines of defence.  It focuses on keeping  the ball on the  floor, with players  encouraged to find positive blind side angles of attack."   The article also includes schematics of specific drills designed by Paul -- and now implemented at Met Oval -- to build player's skill sets in this area and find repeated team success.

You can read the full article at the following link:


A reminder to Join us for Met Oval's Winter Fundraiser at held at Slainte NYC, a premiere New York soccer pub onThursday, January 30th, at 6 PM.  We will have our own private area in the restaurant, and children are more than welcome to attend.  Click here to buy your ticket!     

The Fundraiser will be an opportunity to gather with other Met Oval players, parents, coaches, Board members, alumni, and other friends of Met Oval.  A Met Oval Board member has agreed to match the first $5,000 raised in connection with the Fundraiser, so your donation will go twice as far!

Tickets to the Fundraiser are an affordable $20. TheFundraiser will include a silent auction of great soccer and New York activities, a raffle, and more! Please email if you have additional silent auction items that you are able to donate.  

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