Final schedule is out and it's not optimal. We are playing at two different fields at 8:00 and then both teams are moving to other fields for the 10:00 games. What does this mean--other than we all get to pack up and move parks? It means my plans to mix up the players each game isn't going to work. I've had to actually set up teams. Speaking candidly, with 5 players not coming, we are short handed resulting in moving players around- add to it we are playing 7v7 so teams are smaller so your player may be playing with different kids. Smaller teams means less subs, guessing your player will be on the field for most (if not all of the game). This is an opportunity to really push ourselves, to play heads up, fast and fun lacrosse. Also, we have only 1 goalie, so please ask your player if they'd be willing to step into the goal for 1/2 a game. Luke is going to give it a try, but we still need 2/3 more.
It's exciting to go play Denver teams rather than the same 4 teams from down here. This fall season was, well, not great. I was hoping that playing a mix of 6/7th would teach us things like- how to get big on offense. How to not dodge a long pole and look for the match up. On D-- how to stay closer to home, how to be the slide--And I think in the long run we did get the opportunity to learn those things. Nevertheless, I think Coach Matt will be looking for a different opportunity for us next fall.
It is my hope that everyone will go out there Sunday, have fun, and play their hearts out. Schedules will come in the next email.
As always- thank you for the opportunity to coach these kids. I love the time I spend with them and amazed every time I'm with them at the incredible young men they are becoming.