The spring is here and our teams are about to kick off their season after a long winter training phase. During the winter our teams focused on individual skill development with a focus on 1 v 1 skills and tactical games designed to improve possession. I was very impressed with the effort displayed by all teams and an improvement in their game is evident based on their touches with the ball and movement off it.
With our teams moving outdoors the next phase begins in what is set to be an exciting time for our teams. Our younger teams will look to continue to invest in the future by continuing to improve their game both as individuals and as a team. Our senior teams will be tested, by competing for state cup honors and at high-level college showcase tournaments.
Every weekend our home field will be busy with games. I ask that we all continue to support our teams by attending games or by coming early to the field or staying after your game is over. Our teams have always displayed great support for each other and I would like this to continue this spring.
Off the field our executive board has been working tirelessly to improve the club. A lot of progress has been made over the last 8 months. This spring we will be launching the Carli Lloyd Junior Program. This program is designed to provide training to young players ages 7 and 8. This program is already full and will help our club build a solid foundation for the future.
I also want to remind everyone how important it is that everyone contribute to the club wide fundraising programs the board has put in place. These fundraisers are designed to help alleviate your costs in the future. We need full participation with these simple fundraising programs.
I hope everyone has a great season and I look forward to seeing all of you out on the field. Go Strikers!
Medford Strikers Soccer Club