Sunday, October 22, 2006

Victory!!!!

Well it was a long time coming, but the U-7 girls soccer team that I coach finally had our first win. It had been two weeks since our last game and we came in to Saturday 0-6. I had seen improvement each game and I never felt we were really overmatched by our opponents, but still we couldn't get over the hump. I was starting to worry about the girls psyches. Even though they seemed to be having a good time, they realized they hadn't actually won any games. Our fundamentals were getting better. The girls' understanding of the game has gotten better, and our defense has gotten really good, but we hadn't gotten over that last mental hurdle. This last two weeks of practice had been really good and I had seen so much good on Thursday that I told my wife that I really liked our chances this Saturday. Well the game wasn't even close. We dominated from start to finish and the final score was something like 11-3, with us scoring one of their goals for them. My own daughter, who really has a warrior like attitude out there, scored five goals and was darn near unstoppable for us. I saw them use some of the moves that we've been working on and making good passes. It was such a rush to see all that teaching I've been doing actually translate into some learning by the players and result in a victory. We've still got lots to work on as I watch these games with a critical eye, as most coaches do, and unfortunately most of what they did wrong stands out to me more than what they did right. Still it was nice to get to relax a little during the game and hear some of the praise from the parents. I'm shooting for a winning streak now. I'll tell you later this week whether we've managed to achieve it!

8 comments:

Gyuss Baaltar said...

That's awesome Dags.

There are few cooler things in life than passing on some knowledge to someone and then seeing them use it.

Q said...

Dude, I am throwing up the international sign for victory right now. Gratz on finally winning one that is great!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

I too am throwing an international sign, but its at this jerk outside my office who keeps bothering me

Dagromm said...

Q, That's NOT the sign for victory. The V for victory does not include the use of your mouth. Gyuss, we appreciate your support, and feel free to let the person outside your office know that you have the support of the House of Dagromm. I don't ming a little name dropping.

cyberman said...

Congratulations. Next time don't steal the title of my blog post. Thanks!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

You don't "ming" a little name dropping?

Alright: Flash Gordon! Take that Merciless one

Q said...

What do you mean Dagromm, that is the hand gesture that everyone was giving at the high school girl's volleyball game the other night. The team is undefeated I just assumed that it meant victory.

cyberman said...

Dude, way to call Dags out on the typo. Didn't know this was that kind of blog community but I guess the gloves are coming off!