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#102121 - 10/01/16 06:15 PM Re: new coach.....lots of questions [Re: 0rion]
0rion Offline
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Registered: 08/10/16
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getting closer.....lost our last game 2-1. Huge improvement over how we've been playing. I took the team out for milkshakes and we had a good time. I had a parent come up to me and thank me for coaching and said their kid loved playing this year and was having fun. That's all that really matters. I would love to get these guys a win so they can have that feeling. Gonna be tough to do...we only have 2 games left and both are against good teams. Disappointing that they won't get that feeling of walking off the field after a win this season. That's one of the reasons we did milkshakes after the 2-1 loss....in my mind's eye that's a victory for us just due to the improvement made. Hopefully we can build off that. We had 13 shots on goal that game from 4 different players.....just needed a couple more to slip in there and that could've been the one.

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#102122 - 10/01/16 08:12 PM Re: new coach.....lots of questions [Re: 0rion]
Willy Offline
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Registered: 11/05/01
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You need to hang in there and the wins will come in due time.

Many years ago, I agreed to take over a girls rec team for a short period of time. I only cared about development, fun, etc. For the first three or four games they could not even score a goal let alone win. On the following game, as doubt started to creep into my head, they defended an attack very well and six one-touch passes later the ball was in the back of the net for their first goal of the season!!
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#102130 - 10/03/16 10:55 PM Re: new coach.....lots of questions [Re: 0rion]
0rion Offline
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Registered: 08/10/16
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another close one....lost this one 2-3 and had the lead for a chunk of the game. We have one game left and play it on Wed. against the team we played first game of the year and lost 2-6. I'm curious to see what this outcome will be. I'm completely positive that we're a better team and I'm sure they are too after a full season. Seems that right as we're making progress the season comes to an end.

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#102136 - 10/04/16 06:18 PM Re: new coach.....lots of questions [Re: 0rion]
coachkev Offline
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Registered: 05/22/02
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Loc: UK
Nice time to do the "WE'VE REACHED THIS MOMENT" speech

You know, the one that goes "Today, we are at the moment we all spoke about at the beginning of this season - ALL the hard work and sacrifices have brought us all here - the game that will define us for our future......the day we ALL made it count...."

Theres a lot more but its worth a try

Good Luck

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#102144 - 10/06/16 10:44 PM Re: new coach.....lots of questions [Re: 0rion]
0rion Offline
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Registered: 08/10/16
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lost 3-7 so I guess about the same. That doesn't really tell the whole story. It was actually 3-5 with just a few minutes left. We had a girl on our team that asked to play goalie every single game this year. She's completely incapable of playing goalie. I let her play goal during practice once hopefully to convince her that it wasn't for her. Didn't work....she still asked every game. Few minutes left in the last game of the year and wasn't looking like we were going to make it up so I put her in goal. Made her season. She quickly gave up 2 goals though haha.
The other difference was our 3 goals were by 3 different players. My daughter had a beautiful redirect goal. The kids started getting it there towards the end of the season and you would see more and more attempts to get a pass to someone for a shot. They still were just leaps and bounds behind the other teams on basics. You can't learn that stuff in 10 games and about about as many practices.


I still stand by my earlier statement....this was it for me as far as coaching. I have no desire to do it again. If the league was a little more evenly divided it would be different but in it's current state I don't see that happening.

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