Oh, by the way, once again I'm coaching CYO soccer–8 and under instructional league, St Pius X “Red” team. And with some key play by my star goalie and halfback, we bettered our record to 2-1-1, defeating Shrine of the Little Flower by a score of 4-1.
Shouts go out also to leading scorer Peter S., and his brother Jack, and Riley H. as well for their unstoppable offensive machine–not to mention Brendan, who came out of the goal after the first half to be a real offensive threat. And for Katya, who came back and played tough after getting run over by a kid three times her body mass. And to Gretchen and Annie, who hung tough and kept on top of the game.
And to the kids from Little Flower, who played tough all the way–you've come a long way, guys, and it could have gone the other way easily.
My older son's team also won today. I don't coach him, but you wouldn't know it from the amount of off-field direction I offered today (and the volume of it). They are now 2-1-1 as well, and looking pretty good for 5th graders.