Well, we are about one week into 2009 and here in Australia things are starting to ramp up for the new soccer season starting shortly.
In Australia, we are currently in our off season. Things are pretty quite, well they are suppose to be anyway. We still have our National competition, the Hyundai A League underway, so this gives everyone an opportunity to get along and support their local teams. My local team is the Central Coast Mariners and they are in the hunt for a semi-final position again this year. As I did last year, I will provide you with an update on how they go leading up to the finals.
I am president again of our local club, so this time of the year starts to really get busy. This is where the local soccer club committees come into their own. Preparation for registrations, gradings of teams and appointing of coaches amongst numerous other administrative duties. Our local competition kicks off on the weekend of the 4th of April, so there is plenty of planning and organising that needs to be done before then.
This year, I will be coaching my younger sons team which will be a U16A team and I will also be coaching our local Premier League Reserve Grade team. This Reserve Grade team has won the Premiership for the last three years in a row and as the previous coach has decided to have a break, I am taking over. Do you think I am under pressure or what? – lol It looks like a busy year coming up but I love it and cant wait until the season kicks off.
I would love to hear from you as to where you are at in your soccer season. If you are a soccer coach, how has the season gone or if you are a soccer parent, how has your child enjoyed the year. Of course as always, if you have any questions or stories you would like to share, please leave a comment and share them here as I’m sure we will all learn from each others experiences.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.