If you watch today's match between Iceland and Nigeria you'll be sure to see the Viking Clap in action. The first ever World Cup game for the Icelandic national team was
If you watch today’s match between Iceland and Nigeria you’ll be sure to see the Viking Clap in action. The first ever World Cup game for the Icelandic national team was against powerhouse Argentina and they were able to weather the storm. Playing Argentina to a 1-1 draw they represented their country well for the first time in the World Cup.
After falling 2-0 to Croatia in the first game of Group D play Nigeria is really pushing for a win today ahead of their 3rd match against Argentina.
Iceland doesn’t have a lot of big name players on their squad. The most recognized names are probably the 3 who play in the English Premier league Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, and Gylfi Sigurðsson. However, it doesn’t matter to “Strákarnir okkar” as the team is affectionately called by Iceland fans, as long as they play at their best as a team.
Iceland fans are known for supporting their team with the thunderous “Viking Clap”. Gathered fans come together with a synchronized over the head clap that starts slowly and then builds to a crescendo of clapping and cheering as shown in the video below.
Today’s Dribble Up playlist is called the Viking Clap and features the following drills:
- Right Foot Roll Tap
- Left Foot Roll Tap
- Outside Inside
- Outside Outside
- Outside Scissors
- Two Touch Outside Inside (L)
- Two Touch Outside Inside (R
Jeff Jaye, founder of iSoccerPath, is a soccer dad who knows what it’s like to coach youth soccer players and help prepare them for playing soccer in college. Our first experience with Jeff was attending a College Soccer Panel hosted by Sporting KC and run by iSoccerPath. We left with pages of valuable notes and specific tips and techniques that Jeff shared for any player who might be interested in playing soccer in college. We’d recommend the panel to any family whose player is thinking about collegiate soccer. One tip is to attend them in 8th or 9th grade because there’s a lot of “pre-work” or things to consider that may be too late once a kid is a senior in high school. If you’re not able to make it to one of the panels in person they offer DVDs of some of the sessions.
In addition to their panels, iSoccerPath also offers several online programs that help players in grades 8-12 prepare and walk through the process of finding schools that are a good match and communicating with coaching staff to see if they’re a good fit. Thanks to iSoccerPath for providing this information and insight to soccer families and also for supporting the contest today!
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