Weekend Preview – October 13/14

At Corte Madera FC, we always want to strike the right balance between fun and competition. The idea that these two cannot coexist is a myth! Youth sports should always be both. We risk losing kids from athletics when sports simply become work. The greatest athletes in the world truly love what they do and play with great joy. In fact, the four core values that Golden State Warriors’ coach, Steve Kerr, promotes are joy, mindfulness, compassion, and competition. Below is a great article from our favorite blog about the intersection of fun and competition in youth sports:

 

https://changingthegameproject.com/can-youth-sports-fun-competitive/

 

Don’t forget to watch the US Women’s National team in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship in their quest to qualify for the Women’s World Cup! Tune in to see them play Jamaica on Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm.

 

Here’s to another great weekend of soccer at Town Park. The line-up is below:

 

Saturday, October 15

9:00 – U9 Girls vs Roar FC

9:00 – U12 Girls White vs. Santa Rosa United

10:00 – U10 Girls vs Tiburon

10:15 – U12B Red vs Tahuichi

11:30 – U11B Red vs. Tahuichi

1:30 – U13 Boys vs. Empire

2:00 – U10B Red vs Athletics

3:00 – U10B White vs Sonoma SC

 

Sunday October 15

10:00 – U9B Red vs Piedmont

11:00 – U8 Girls vs Mill Valley

11:00 – U10G Red vs Mendocino

12:45  – U12 Girls White vs. Rohnert Park SC

2:00- U12B Red vs Ross Valley

3:00 – U10B White vs Napa Valley

5:45 – U11B White vs Tiburon

 

We need your photos for Instagram 

The Corte Madera FC Instagram acount is up and running. Begin following #cortemaderafc today to see Club photos and videos. Please send us your photos! Our fabulous Insta administrator will post to our feed. Be sure to include what team is represented and what the game or event is. Thanks to all who have shared their photos so far! Send photos to:

cmfcinstagram@gmail.com

 

Featured Teams of the Week:

U11 Boys Red

The U11 “Beastie Boys” Red, led by parent-coach Drew O’Donnell, return to Corte Madera after winning the Santa Cruz Classic at the end of September where they won a thrilling 3-1 final in overtime. They look to build on their momentum this Saturday at Town Park when they take on Tahuichi FC at 11:30. Fans can expect to see a gritty athletic team that is beginning to play excellent soccer. The team has adjusted to the 9v9 game playing tight defense and connected, attacking soccer on offense. Most importantly, you’ll see a team that loves playing soccer together and leaves everything they have on the field. If you arrive before kickoff, you may even hear them kickoff the game with their Beastie Boys cheer “We can’t, we won’t, and we don’t stop… Beastie Boys rocking the sure shot!”

U11 Boys White

The U11 White team, coached by Patrick Schablitzki and Gauthier Philippart, nicknamed “The Scorpions,” just wrapped up their Tall Trees tournament in Palo Alto. They were thrilled to take home the runners-up prize after the game went to penalty kicks following a high energy, closely matched final. Go Scorpions!  It doesn’t matter who this team plays. The Scorpions bring spirit and energy to the pitch and win (and sometimes lose) BIG!  The boys are learning their roles on the team and working hard to find space, make good passes and support one other as the team bonds.  Excitement is guaranteed when watching this team play!  Come check them out on Sunday afternoon at 5:45 when they take on the Tiburon Sharks.