Welcome back to our Academy Teams, we would like to wish everyone a great 2013. Our coaches have been impressed with the attitude and commitment of all our players over the first two weeks of the pre-season. We would like to welcome all the new players to our community for the 2013 season. Our coaches have been hard at work during the last five weeks at various coaching education events. We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge with the players and parents over the coming season as we work to create a great soccer environment for everyone.
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Parents and Players: Time to embrace the new Ontario Player Development League
(Posted originally at WalkingTheRed.com)
Over the weekend, we took the kids to the park. It's partly exercise for them and partly a physiological experiment for me. My hope is that if they vent enough energy, they'll eventually match my own level which seems to need more naps the older I get. I was watching my youngest struggle with the monkey bars and I recalled a quote from CS Lewis who said you have to let go in order to move forward.
Watching our Women capture Bronze at the Olympics and the Men in the World Cup qualifiers, I get the sense that we are a nation on its own monkey bars. We have a vision of what could be and we know that we have to let go of our current development model in order to move forward. Yet, there are those that are afraid to let go.