Today's game was the biggest test of adversity the boys have faced all season. Pegasus is a team that executes the fundamentals of soccer VERY well. I now understand why they have been competitive in every game they have played thus far. To come away with a tie against a team like that says a lot about the athleticism and perseverance that these boys have.
Once again, we should all be proud of these
boys for their effort and their refusal to lose today. That sequence
late in the game that ultimately set up Graham's break away goal was
awesome. Not only did the Hawks score the tying goal, but they believed
that they could have won the game if there was just a few more minutes
on the clock. Believing in their abilities is a great sign of confidence.
Games like the one we played today can be a great
measuring stick as to where the team really is and shows us the
opportunities for where we can improve.
The exciting part about our schedule is that the Hawks get to face Pegasus again on our home field in week 9.
Up next, we are back on the practice field to start prepping for the Chicago Magic. The coaching points will focus on the
basics to playing positions, defensive clearing without panic, lead
passing from the midfield and field awareness. Developing the passing
game remains top priority. Upcoming practices will appear to be unorthodox
compared to recent weeks. The boys have the athletic instincts to play
the game. I want to give them more knowledge to go with those
Like many of you have said, these boys are inches away from becoming a great team.
Have a great week.