Teams of the Week – November 1
U12 Boys White (2008s)
The U12 Boys White team or “The Pumas,” coached by Patrick Schablitzki and Gauthier Philippart and trained by Martine, are nearing the end of an epic season. Pumas are known for their incredible ability to hunt large prey and this team is living up to its name! Recently, the team tied a strong Marin FC team in the last minute of the game. At the end of September, the boys fell short of earning a tournament title after competing in a tough final game at the Santa Cruz Classic. Trainer Martin has done an excellent job improving the team’s ability to connect passes and has helped the team gain confidence in ball possession. Passionate and committed players and families make for a great spirit and everyone is having a great season.
U12 Boys Red (2008s)
The U12 Boys Red team is playing some great soccer! Over the years, this team has been competitive mostly because of their athleticism and grit. This year, under the leadership of Kevin Vasquez, the team has changed gears and has focused on playing possession soccer, as opposed to direct soccer. A few bumps in the road in the early part of the season turned into a tournament championship at the Dublin Fall Classic and a 2nd place finish in the most recent Livermore Ghosts and Ghouls Tournament. All 12 boys impact the game in different ways and love both practices and games. Edwin has done an incredible job teaching these boys both the technical and tactical aspects of the game. The boys will be a tough side to beat as they enter their final four games of league and State Cup play.