Corte Madera FC Families,
Most of our teams are gearing up for another tournament weekend. We have NINE teams heading to Palo Alto Tall Trees Tournament. If you are heading that way, make the effort to cheer on another Corte Madera FC team at some point. Players and coaches always appreciate the extra support. Good luck to all of our teams whether they are competing in Palo Alto, Napa, or Santa Cruz!
Heading into this tournament weekend, remember to be the best sports parent that you can be. Positive parental support is an integral part of your child’s athletic experience and development. Corte Madera FC could not exist without the time and energy of this amazing parent community. Please remember that how you carry yourself on the sideline and how you interact with your child around sports is impactful. Here are a few tips for being the most positive soccer parent that you can be:
- Be positive and supportive fans to your child and his/her teammates
- Model good sportsmanship and trust that the kids, coaches, and officials are doing their best
- Strive to create community on your team
- Realize that our kids are learning more than just soccer
- Enjoy watching your child play!
Below is a US Youth Soccer article about being a positive sports parent. Check it out:
We have a limited Town Park schedule this coming as almost all of our teams are away.
Saturday, September 29
2:00pm – U8 Girls vs. Mill Valley
Sunday, September 30
10:00 – U9 Girls vs. SF Aftershocks
Donate your gently used soccer gear (and old uniforms)!
Girl Scout Troop #33204 is collecting soccer gear such as uniforms, cleats, shin guards and balls for the US Soccer Foundation’s Passback program. Passback redistributes soccer equipment to children in underserved communities that don’t have the resources to buy new equipment. Passback has collected and redistributed over one-million pieces of gently used and new equipment since its inception in 2002.
Collection boxes can be found in the front offices of Neil Cummins, Hall, and the Cove Schools and the Corte Madera Recreation Center. The collection will take place until the end of October. Please bring in last year’s uniforms and any gently used gear!
Featured Teams of the Week:
U10 Boys White:
Led by parent coaches Andy Chun and Alfonso Tiscareno, the U10 Boys White team is off to a great start. They are currently 2-1-1 in league play.The boys have been working hard on both individual ball skills and passing, realizing that both are necessary to compete at the next level. Last weekend, the team played a higher level Mill Valley team in State Cup that ended in a tie after the boys just missed a chance to win in the closing seconds. The boys are looking foward to plenty of fun on and off the pitch this weekend’s Tall Trees Tournament. The boys love practicing penalty kicks and will be prepared if they end up in a shoot-out this coming weekend.
U10 Boys Red:
Geoff Vaughn’s U10 Boys Red team loves to compete. Something happens on game day that ignites this group to play with extra passion and hunger. Their combo of fast offense and tenacious defense has been effective at keeping other teams off balance. Though their nature is to out-hustle their opponent, they are working hard to spread the field, make thoughtful passes, and work together to advance plays. So far they are 1-1 in State Cup games and 3-1 in their league play. This weekend they will return to the Tall Trees Tournament in Palo Alto to defend their title from last year. Come check them out at their next home game at Town Park on October 7 at 11am vs Sonoma!