Sunday, March 20, 2011
South Buffalo girls becoming used to winning
It was a great weekend for our girls travel soccer teams. The girls are really starting to become passionate about the game. They went 5-0 this weekend at the Epic Center and Sportsplex. Each town puts the best girls from their programs onto travel teams that compete at these venues during the winter.
The girls from South Buffalo defeated Amherst, Grand Island, Clarence, Akron, and Tonawanda respectively this week. When we play in a u12 division, our 11 and 12 year olds compete almost exclusively against teams made up of all 12 year olds. Our 8,9, and 10 year olds play against entire teams of 10 year olds. Despite the age difference, three of our teams are currently in first place near the end of the regular season.
If you know any of the girls in our program, they will tell you how much they practice on their own (as well as with their team). In my opinion, the girls from the other clubs play often, but only a few of the players on these teams are passionate about the game. I don't think this is the case with our girls. I believe most of them spend considerable amounts of time with the ball. And it's starting to show. Back to the drawing board tomorrow. Congratulations to the girls for all of their hard work...