June 2 and 3 we took three teams to the Erie Premier Tournament where the level of competition was top notch! We took a U13 Boys, U13 Girls and U15 Girls teams. We never expected to win a premier tournament, but if each player walked away with one thing to work on and one to thing learned it was a successful weekend. What we learn from weekends like this will only make us stronger!
Here is what our coaches had to say:
“We can never be afraid to fail. We will always challenge ourselves to play the best teams out there. The game,as in life, always has a way of humbling you. We win together and we lose together. To say I'm proud of my club is an understatement. Thank you to all the players, parents and families who let me be a part of their children’s lives. Memories I will keep with me forever. We're only just getting started.” ~Coach Stone
“As a club, we are not only driven to improve the soccer skills of our individual players on the field, but to provide them with experiences that they can hopefully apply to their other sporting pursuits and life in general. Tournaments such as this not only provide memories that they can cherish a lifetime, but opportunities that we as coaches can use as we help define their growth as both athletes and individuals. The intangibles learned this weekend with regards to winning/losing as a team, character, sportsmanship, hard work, and friendship are immeasurable and can not be found on a score sheet at the end of the day.”~Coach Chitester
“Memories from these tournaments lasts a lifetime. This tournament featured some of the best teams our area has to offer and we will be a much better club for testing ourselves this way. We couldn't be more proud of the way our teams battled.” ~Coach Deppas
"Life ain't all sunshine and rainbows and nobody said it would be easy, so don't ever give up when things get hard. Keep pushing forward FSC and to my keepers you all played great.” ~Coach Cappa
“Just like I told the players out of the 3 games that they played, if each one came out with one or two items such as: The way to prepare prior to game, warmup, talking, preparation towards game without coaching etc. I know as a coach I picked up a lot of technical skills, game plays and coaching roles.” ~Coach Kolivas