Hello Parents of Team Orange (CC United: G1-2 #5 Orange),
First, I'd like to introduce myself in case we didn't meet in person last Saturday. My name is Marcel and I volunteered to coach your child for the winter soccer session. My son, Nash, is on the team. I have coached several seasons with Eden Prairie Soccer Association, but this is our first season with CC United.
My goal for the season is to teach some soccer fundamentals and encourage lots of fun. My style is to keep the kids moving and engage them in various games. My hope is that they leave the season with stronger skills and with a joy for soccer. The coaching director has provided a structured schedule for every week, so I will try to stick fairly closely to that plan.
Unfortunately, I will be unavailable for several of the games this season, including this Saturday. The coordinater will assign a youth coach to our team in those instances. If you are willing, I encourage you to help out on the field this weekend. In my experience, the more parents willing to help guide the team and provide direction, the more smoothly things go and the more fun the kids have. My wife will step-up this weekend and help coach together with the youth coach, so please look for her (Bethany) if you'd like to lend a hand.
By the way, the kids were asked to come with ideas for a team name, so after our big vote this weekend, we will have a better name to go with than "team orange."