EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE
Spring Season is now underway! Several of our Premier teams played their first games on March 2nd weekend at Brandon Coates Park (BCP), which will be our new primary game fields for Premier teams. BCP provides us with high quality fields for our teams to showcase their growing individual soccer skills and abilities to play as a group. While BCP will be the primary fields for Premier games going forward, there will still be an occasional game or two on the Hunter’s Creek fields so stay tuned for messages from the Team Managers in TeamSnap.
Speaking of the Team Managers, please take a moment this season to thank yours for their volunteer work in assisting the coaches with team communication. They provide incredible support that helps the coaches focus more on teaching the kids while knowing that the parents are still up to date on any news for the team.
Lastly, we’re excited to welcome our Spring Recreation players back to the fields this month. While it’s easy to get wrapped up in the more advanced skills and highly competitive games, it’s always a good reminder of how many players get their first taste of the game at Rec and to see the pure joy of just having fun while playing soccer.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR MESSAGE
With the Spring Season finally here, it’s a good reminder that while temperatures are nearly perfect for playing outside, we know that the Florida weather is only going to get hotter as the season goes on. Please make sure that the players are always staying hydrated both before the game as well as after the game.
Rest is also an important part of preparing for practices and matches. We want players to be mentally sharp and physically prepared and a good night’s rest is one of the best ways to ensure they are ready.
Lastly, I want to remind all parents and family that will attend any games that the best way to support your player is to cheer for them, but let the coaches give them direction. Many times the coaches might be trying to execute a specific plan that they’ve worked on in practices, but if the players hear their parents yelling “KICK IT” or “SHOOT IT” or “GO GET THEM”, then it could confuse the players and work against what the coach is trying to accomplish. We know that everyone only wants to see the kids succeed, but the best way to do that is to trust in the coach giving the direction while the parents and families stay positive with their cheering.