I hope you all had a fantastic winter break away from the fields and are as excited as we are to begin the Spring phase of the year. The weather has been gracious to us this winter and we are hoping to kick off the season in the first week in March.
Over the winter our teams have been working extremely hard to further improve their individual and team game. The younger teams have been working on their individual ball handling skills while our older teams have improved their game sense and physical fitness.
Spring 2017 will be a special time at the Medford Strikers, as we will be hosting our biannual banquet where we recognize each player for their efforts both at training and in games. Promotional material has already started to circulate throughout the club and we look forward to this special evening.
In addition to the banquet we will be looking to raise additional funds through our raffle ticket initiative. The winning items will be various prizes including personally signed photos from current FIFA World Player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) and upcoming star of world soccer Neymar (Barcelona CF).
I want to thank you in advance for attending the banquet and participating in selling raffles. Not only does the banquet strengthen team bonds, money raised will go back to providing an even better environment for our players and our teams.
In the coming weeks you will also be receiving an email with individual and team evaluations. As part of our effort to provide each player accurate feedback we will be sending each player an evaluation and a team evaluation. Evaluations will be based on the Five Pillars of a Champion and will give everyone the opportunity to view their strengths and more importantly the areas they need to improve.
As usual, I want to thank you for your support.
See you on the field soon.