Thursday, September 06, 2012
The Beginning. Hello Youth Soccer Nation. Did you ever wonder how some of us got started in soccer? I knew a young man once that wanted to play soccer so he went to the Fall soccer tryouts at his junior high school in Napa, California. All three grades (7’th, 8’th and 9’th) were trying out together. The three head coaches gathered all 90+ boys together and had them sit down on the soccer field. After introductions, the coaches told the boys; "We want all of you that are forwards, halfbacks and fullbacks to get up and start running laps to get into shape. All of you that think you are goalkeepers, let’s go down to the goal and talk about goalkeeping". I have enjoyed goalkeeping ever since. Have a great season and I will talk with you soon.