Boys U12 C3
Mid Season Update
8 June by Coach Brooke
Halfway through the season and the U12 boys currently lead their division at a record of 5 - 0. The team has scored a total of 32 goals while only allowing 3.
The team has improved every game tactically and technically! They are playing as a unit making crisp touches, recognizing situations ahead of time and making the extra pass to a team mate to open up the field.
The defense thus far has held 3 opponents scoreless. The defense is learning to back one another up when needed, attack the opponent when necessary and trust each other to take care of their position.
On offense, the team has had multiple players score this season. In no particular order, the goal scorers thus far are; Jordan S, Landon B, Gabe V, Mitchell R, Peter W and Ethan S.
Each game, the turnout of fans has been tremendous. We have traveled in 3 out of our 5 games and our fans have outnumbered the home team on more than one occasion.
The team is excited for the second half of the season. The goal is to improve each and every game. We strive to respect the game and each of the opponents.
We look forward to our next opponent - Hastings, Mn!
Game 1 - Sommerset
8 June by Coach Brooke
And we are off! Soccer is back in full swing for the Chippewa Strikers! I am excited for a great Spring season!
I have had the opportunity to coach many of these players now for more than 3 years. It has been a treat to witness their growth not only in soccer but as young men.
Game 1 was versus Sommerset at our home fields of Casper Park. A rainy day dried out for the game but skies remained cloudy and overcast. The team was excited to play their first league game. Dressed in Strikers home yellow's, the team got off to a fast start. After a few minutes of possession and missed shots on goal, the first goal of the season hit the back of the net! Overall, the boys found the back of the net a total of 6 times! Sommerset scored a goal on a tough Strikers defense on a beautiful pass through our last line which created a 1 v 1 opportunity and they scored.
Goal scorers for the game were Gabe V (2), Jordan S (2) , Landon B (1) and Mitchell (1).
The boys are working well together and getting into better position as they grow and mature. We have been working hard on good possession and making good smart passess.
The Striker defense led by goalkeeper Steel is tough. The boys play with passion and are physical using their bodies well to protect their areas and win the ball versus the opponent. Everyone on defense - Ryan, Mason, Peter, Nolan and Big E all take great pride in defense while keeping the ball out of our goal. They did a great job!
Game 1 is in the books with a Striker win 6-1! We are looking forward to our next opponent!
Thank you to the parents and fans that watched the game tonight! It means a great deal to the boys hearing you cheer them on and support them.
Until next time ....... Go Strikers!!!