The season is already over. I am very happy with the progress of the players, teams, coaches and the club itself. It was a challenging yet rewarding fall season. All our players improved and all the teams did extremely well in playing the style of soccer our club plays.
Our younger teams improved immensely! The Glory had a magnificent season reaching the goals set by the coaching staff. They played outstanding soccer and showed that they have a bright future. The Freedom’s individual skills improved as they also progressed collectively as a team. The Warriors had a solid and great first season, improving every week as individuals and as a unit. The Speed improved on and off the field and learned lessons that will benefit the entire team in the future.
The Soul laid a solid foundation for the future by adapting to the club’s playing philosophy in an impressive way. The Heart continued to dominate their leagues and showed progress in all areas! The Victory grinded out another season where there was evident growth on and off the field. The addition of the new players sparks exciting times ahead for the Victory.
We also had the chance to see our new Medford Strikers U16 boys. In 2 tournaments this fall, the Fire gelled impressively. The Shock added players to their roster creating healthy competition that will bring even more improvement to this very coachable team. The Academy team showcased their game in front of college coaches and displayed excellent soccer against quality teams by playing outstanding possession soccer against tough opposition. The Academy team is set for another quality spring season.
My staff and I are looking forward to the winter phase of the training; it’s a special time as our students gain from the benefits of the gym set up. Our teams show significant improvement after the winter due to the thousands of touches they have “off” the ball and because they compete in games that require a good first touch and quick thinking. We are looking forward to January and February.
Have a safe Holiday Season!
Medford Strikers Soccer Club