Category: Soccer Coaching Craziness
Confederations Cup results: A balanced view
When looking at the U.S. finishing 2nd in the Confederations Cup, it is easy to start getting excited about the team. I think, however, the excitement might be a little premature. If we look at the tournament in its entirety we see, not a soccer team ready to vie for a World Cup, but rather…
When coaching pays off
As a soccer coach, wins are fun and losses are tough, but it’s off the field accomplishments that make me the proudest. Over the weekend, one of my captains did me proud. Tomas Garcia accomplished something no one in his family has ever done. On Saturday, he graduated from the Denver School of Science and…
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Education success story
The school I coach at seems to have gotten it right… D.S.S.T.’s first senior class has had every member be accepted to a four year college. A remarkable feat! Additionally, the school has a diverse makeup… the senior class is 60 percent minority, 50 percent will be the first in their families to go to…
A funny thing happened…..
….on my way to Estes Park. I was driving my girl’s soccer team to a game against Estes Park High School in Estes Park when the bus…died. I tried to get it going again but it just wasn’t happening. So there we were stuck on the highway in the mountains. After several minutes, a Boulder…
The “just got my head above water” post
Well, let’s see, between coaching soccer, running my business, grad school, and bunches of other stuff I’ve been swamped. And really the last thing I wanted to do was to write more. But I think I have a bit of a second wind now that some of this stuff is getting more manageable. Additionally, my…
Haven’t posted for superstitious reasons
But I can’t take it anymore. GO ROCKIES!!!!!!!!! There, that’s better. Especially since my boy’s high school soccer team is mired in a 9 game losing streak. I’d really like to win our soccer game today, but I want all the sports karma in this town going towards the Rox. Besides, there’s always next year…
A great day for my sports teams
It’s not everyday when Rockies, Nuggets, and Avs all win! And all three in such dramatic fashion! I can go to sleep happy. Plus Jeff Bzdelik is going to coach the University of Colorado. Woohoo! It’s been a long time since I’ve been this upbeat about Colorado sports. Of course, they’ll all get crushed next…
Girls do it again!
My highschool girls soccer team did it again! A 4 – 0 win! They played really well, particularly after a gruelling practice yesterday due to some discipline issues. They don’t like me very much, but this win should ease the pain….a little.
A soccer announcement
Usually, when I blog about my high school varsity soccer teams it’s about the boys, not the girls. That’s because the boys have played before and have experience. Half my girls have never played, and the fact I even have eleven to play is an accomplishment. Needless to say that the girls soccer team has…