Hi Parents and Players of 2021 Recreation Team 2!!!
My name is Mark O'Lalor and Sri Narayanan and I will be coaching Team 2 this Spring. We know some of you and we look forward to meeting those of you we haven't met yet. We are so excited to get back on the field, play soccer and have fun!! We hope you and your daughter are excited too.
Our practices will be held at 5pm on Thursday evening at the Frost fields adjacent to Rodenbush. There is usually plenty of parking in the back. We are waiting for the fields to dry out a bit so the first practice is either April 8th or April 15th. I'll contact you as soon as everything is confirmed.
As you all know we will be practicing appropripate social distancing and wearing masks all the time. I have been trying to find a comfortable mask. A friend recommended Addidas sport masks. I plan on picking some up. If you have any suggestions please share them with us.
I have been coaching for 5 years and am always learning. My experience helping run the 2019 Winter Skills workshop with John Morrison (WYSA Board Member and Experienced Coach) changed my whole approach to coaching. I will try to structure our practices much like these skills workshops in order to enable each member of our team to have as much time working with a ball as possible.
For those of you who have not played Recreation Soccer before Welcome. The games are similar to travel without the travel. I coached on one of the three teams during the first season of Rec. Soccer and we had very competitive games and a ton of fun.
I look forward to seeing you all on the field. To ensure this system is working please confirm you received it and list your name along side your daughters so we can start to place names/families and faces. My Daughter is Madeleine and my wife is Holly.
Stay healthy see you in a week or two.
Coach Mark O'