On The Pitch

Thoughts on Youth Soccer from a Soccer Dad, Fan, Coach and Administrator

Entries for June, 2011

About That Off-Season…

A running joke among soccer league officers and volunteers is ‘Offseason? What offseason?’ While players and their families can relax during most of the summer, leagues volunteers are usually busy preparing for the Fall and improving things. Coaches are taking classes and perhaps helping with summer programs. What are your plans?

I Hate Tryouts

hate tryouts. I’ve always hated tryouts. Kids are stressed. Parents are stressed. Coaches are stressed. Why? Because more often than not – the adults are acting like children.