April 3, 2006

Soccer Practice #2

Filed under: beanquest, soccer — Brian @ 8:24 pm

Man, was it nasty out for soccer practice, tonight! Strong, blustery winds, cold and a slight off and on drizzle.

I had 9 of 12 this time, and put into practice a few pointers from the assistant coach. He helped me out with the drills, and with refereeing the scrimmage. We played for about 20 minutes at the end. You know how guys’ll do “shirts” and “skins” for teams sometimes? We did “hats” and “hoods.” I need to go buy a package of colored t-shirts, so I can keep ’em straight out there.

The teams were evenly split – 4 on one with a coach goalie, and 5 on the other with a player-goalie, but the ball never left the one half of the field. It truly is “bunch ball” they play.

It was hard to tell if it went well or not. The assistant coach tells me it did, and I got a little encouragement from some of the parents. My son told me he had fun, but only “kind of.” I’m not sure how much of that’s because of the cold and how much is my inexperience as a coach.

Our first game is this coming Saturday. I’m very much looking forward to that – to get them out there in a game with referees and a real opposing team. I’m hoping to get a few specific ideas for practice out of watching them play.



  1. Have they stopped in the middle of the field to pick daisies yet? That’s my favorite part. ;-)

    Comment by Gwynne — April 4, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

  2. Uh, oh. I hadn’t thought of that. It *is* spring and all…

    Comment by Brian — April 5, 2006 @ 5:56 am

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