Dr. A. W. (Fred) Lucas, Jr. - Soccer Background
Player and Soccer Coach for ages 2 to over-30, including High School and College teams, in the USA for over 40 years. Also a USSF Referee and Referee Instructor for 23 of those years, including training for the 1994 World Cup. Played club ball in Germany for two summers during college, attended the USA national coaching school (1993), and studied the German National Team's training techniques at Ruit Sportschule, Stuttgart, while that team won the 1974 World Cup in Germany. Also founded and was first president of the Chemung County Soccer League (later renamed Chemung Valley Soccer Association), guiding that league from 0-850 players in 5 years. In 1995 consulted for the US Women's National Team (see documentation on next website screen below).
The last RDYSL travel team coached (Pittsford Hawks Soccer Club, team Herons) progressed from the bottom of the 3rd division to the top of the 1st division in 4 years, thereafter finishing 2nd place in the Syracuse Premier tournament the following February (see trophies further in website). At that point, 8 of 32 players on the Junior Rhinos u-12 teams (the only local Premier Club at that time) were from that Herons team.
I am a Doctor of Chiropractic (retired), with certification in Physical Therapy techniques through The McKenzie Institute, specializing in Work and Sports related injuries for 33 years of practice. I have never had a serious or chronic injury to any player on the teams I have coached.
A. W. Lucas, Jr., DC, Cert MDT
The Following Video and Clinic Pics
The following are a video and pictures of previous team and clinic players with parent comments.
Following that are pictures of the trophy plaque for 2nd place (Runner Up) in the Syracuse Premier Tournament, and the Heron's team with their 1st Place Plaques for Division 1 teams in the 2005 Irondequoit Spring Tournament I referenced in My Background Page.
Dr. A.W. (Fred) Lucas, Jr.
RDYSL U-10's v. Israeli Men's National Team Keeper
That video shows players on an RDYSL 3rd Division U-10 team I had been training for 6 months at this point in time. They are taking kicks from the penalty spot against an Israeli Men's National Team goalkeeper at half-time during that team's game against the Rhinos at Frontier Field (year 1999), the same year the Rhino's won the US Open Cup. That Israeli team beat the Rhinos 3:1.
Note: the Israeli keeper is 6'3" tall, and is standing 5-6 feet into the field while these shots are taken. My players (the green and white uniforms) scored 8 out of 12 shots taken.
The Golden Keys affect all skills, including and especially shooting.