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Letter from a Volunteer Coach:

Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field. My wife hears things like this more often than I do, because many of you don’t know who she is. She tells me what you say. I have received angry emails, full of “suggestions,” about who should be playing where and how I... lost that day’s game for the kids. I thought I’d write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I’ll start it this way: “I am a volunteer.”

I’m the one who answered the call when the league said they didn’t have enough coaches. I understand that you were too busy. I have some news for you. I’m not retired. I’m busy too. I have other children and a job, just like you do. Not only do I not get paid to do this – it costs me money. I see you walk up to the game 15 minutes after it started, still dressed for work. Do you know I’ve already been here over an hour? Imagine if you had to leave work early nearly every day. I’ve never seen you at a practice. I’m sure you’re plugging away at the office. But I’m out here, on the field, trying my best to teach these children how to play a sport they love, while my bank account suffers.

I know. I make mistakes. In fact, maybe I’m not even that great of a coach. But I treat the kids fairly and with respect. I am pretty sure they like coming to my practices and games, and without me or someone like me, there’d be no team for them to play on. I’m part of this community too and it’s no picnic being out here on this stage like this. It’s a lot easier back there with the other parents where no one is second-guessing you.

And I also know you think I give my son or daughter unfair advantages. I try not to. In fact, have you ever considered that maybe I’m harder on him than on the others? I’m sure he hears plenty of criticism at school from classmates, who hear it from you at home, about what a lame coach I am. And if, even unconsciously, my kids are getting a slight advantage because I know them better and trust their abilities, is that the worst thing in the world, considering the sacrifice I’m making? Trust me, I want to win too. And if your son or daughter could guarantee we’d do that, I’d give them the chance.

After this game is over, I’ll be the last one to leave. I have to break down the field, put away all the equipment and make sure everyone has had a parent arrive to pick them up. There have been evenings when my son and I waited with a player until after dark before someone came to get them. Many nights I’m sure you’ve already had dinner and are relaxing on the couch by the time I finally kick the mud off my shoes and climb into my car, which hasn’t been washed or vacuumed for weeks. Why bother cleaning it during the season? Do you know how nice it would be if, just once, after a game one of you offered to carry the heavy gear bag to my car or help straighten up the field?

If I sound angry, I’m not. I do this because I love it and I love being around the kids. There are plenty of rewards and I remind myself that while you’re at the office working, your kid is saying something that makes us all laugh or brings a tear to my eye. The positives outweigh the negatives. I just wish sometime those who don’t choose to volunteer their time would leave the coaching to the few of us who do.

 


 

 

It Must Be More Than Just Soccer - Or We Are Doing Something Wrong

For those of you who are not familiar with Dave Allen, he is one of the most respected members of our organization who truly "gets it". Dave has served our club in many capacities (elected board member, coach, clean-up guy and more) and has only one intention with each role he has played and continues to play...............that is to bring the love of the sport, friendships and true sportsmanship to everyone he comes in contact with. Currently Dave is the Assistant Coach on the Boys U14 Revolution and the Head Coach for the Girls U17 Cyclones.

Dave's consistent feeling that it must be more than just soccer has helped the Cyclones continue to stick together and continue to enjoy not just the game but each other’s company both on and off the field. This past weekend was no exception as the Cyclones traveled to the Berkshires to play in the inaugural Fieldhouse FC Nor'Easter in Canaan, NY. Traveling to tournaments is nothing new for the Cyclones. One of their favorite events they participate in is the Whitewater Cup in the Pocono's where they would play soccer one day and go rafting the other day. In true Cyclone fashion after the first year they decided to skip the soccer and just go rafting. This May will be their 4th trip.

They have always looked for a similar event in the winter, in which they could play soccer and go skiing or tubing on the same trip. With the newly constructed Fieldhouse at Canaan (under 3 hours from Plainview) just built they found the ideal spot. 12 of their 20 players made the trip for the weekend. The Cyclones stayed in Pittsfield Massachusetts just 8 miles from the Fieldhouse. The tournament schedule was designed so that a team traveling from Long Island would not begin play until 12:00 PM. They played 3 very challenging games in the brand new facility and were finished by 4:00 PM.

After a night of pizza and bonding in the hotel the Cyclones spent Sunday afternoon tubing at Bousquet Mountain also in Pittsfield. As usual they all had a great time and agreed that although Bousquet was fun there are many more challenging slopes in the area that we can go to next time.

If anyone would like to know more about Dave, we would impress upon you to go to the Message Board Forum section on the website and read Dave's posting which is titled: What kind of parent am I?

 

                   


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- "A-Frame" sign placed on the Travel Fields during weekend games.

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- Sponsor name on "Pee-Wee" or "Kindergarten" uniform shirts.
- Sponsor Plaque to include team photo.
- Monthly "blast" e-mail to club membership with sponsor advertisement.
- Vinyl (3 x 5) Banner displayed at Travel Fields

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- Advertising on POBSC website w/link to sponsor website.
- Sponsor name on "Pee-Wee" or "Kindergarten" uniform shirts.
- Sponsor Plaque to include team photo.
- Monthly "blast" e-mail to club membership with sponsor advertisement.
- Vinyl (3 x 5) Banner displayed at Travel Fields.
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- Prime Advertising Spot for (1) year on permanent signage at POBSC Travel Fields.
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- Advertising on POBSC website w/link to sponsor website.
- Sponsor name on "Pee-Wee" or "Kindergarten" uniform shirts.
- Sponsor Plaque to include team photo. 
- Monthly "blast" e-mail to club membership with sponsor advertisement.
- Vinyl (3 x 5) Banner displayed at Travel Fields.
- Advertising spot for (1) year on permanent signage at POBSC Travel Fields.
- "A" Frame sign at the Travel Fields.

Plainview Old Bethpage Soccer Club

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