Friday, April 13, 2007

Flickr Football: Go Team

I used to coach little kids with my father back when I lived in NJ. My father was a huge coach for youth age groups in Branchburg. In fact he created soccer for some the youngest age groups in my hometown. He was elected to the NJ Soccer Hall of Fame in 1997. This Flickr find is for the man who used to wake me up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday and warm up U-8's with Paul Simon blasting on a boom box in a school gym. I use his soccer philosophy every time I step on the field as either a player or a coach.


Link to Flickr photo.
Link to Carri Powers' photostream.

4 comments:

SINEDDIE said...

Paul Simon hugh?
Odd choice to set a practice too...

What is one thing he did that you thought was useless as a kid, and now use as an adult coach?

SINEDDIE said...

I remember always borrowing the goalie gloves every week....
He never complained...
"As long as you bring them back after the game...and remember, if you can punch the ball for a save, you can catch the ball...why give the other team the ball if you don't have too"

I never punched the ball for a save again!!!!

wilablog said...

Rhythm of the Saints. I now appreciate how cool of an idea this was. My dad used to use gardening gloves with grips for his goalies. Cheaper and just as good as Adidas. Good man.

SINEDDIE said...

It is a crazy, crazy world.