Blueprint for success - Team diary
2014 - 2015
After the May try outs we put togther a squad of 24 players. This was a tough try out. 80% of the team did not have much of an idea on how to play soccer and the same percentage had a lack of discipline. The majority of these players had come from recreational soccer. The coaching staff knew that the experiment would take a lot of patience and committment from everyone, including parents.
After the first few practices it was clear to me that the traditional A and B team format would not work. I had to convince the parents that patience is the key ingredient. I also knew my top three priorities with the group where beahavior, work ethic and teaching team work.