Good Monday Flyers!
We had a great weekend for soccer! All of our teams saw action and played some competitive and great soccer. Training for many of our teams has been a struggle thanks to the weather. Teams that train on Monday and Wednesday have had a very difficult time since the fields have been closed most of the time. Playing in games with very little training is difficult at best. Let’s hope that we get a full week of training in this week and next. The weather is supposed to be hot this week, so please remember to hydrate before training. Proper hydration is essential for effective training.
After every week, I will write a short recap of all the games. This will let us see how the other MUSA Flyer teams are doing. I am totally dependent upon the team managers for these updates (including pictures). If I do not get a report from a team, I have no idea how they did. For this update, I will also add some summer activities too.
: The academy team played and hosted their first play date this weekend against Adena (Georgetown). They do not keep official scores, but we had a mixed bag of results. This is a typical result. The players worked on the skills they learned earlier in the week and played a fun game. I was able to watch 3 games and saw some amazing skill. I am very impressed with how our players excel at both tactical and technical aspects of the game. They are still playing in games where one tall and fast player can dominate a game. A player can have sub-par skill, but still dominate since they are fast and big. We have some fast and big kids, but we have something better: better skill. They will play their next play date in a couple of weeks.
: The U10 boys opened their season on Saturday with a 9-2 win over Bluegrass Soccer Club. They resumed play on Sunday with an 8-0 win over Meade County. The boys played amazing considering this was their first time playing as a team. Great ball control, and possession, in addition to great communication made it a fun weekend! The team is currently 2-0 in KLLS play. They will play next weekend in Dayton in one of the biggest fall tournaments in the Midwest (Mead Cup)
U11 Navy: The U11 Navy team began KSSL play this weekend against the CKSC Lightning. Although they did not come away victorious, the team is beginning to work together well. There were some really good runs and many near goals. The boys had a lot of fun playing together. They communicated well and are looking to assist as the defense began to step up towards the end of the game. The Navy team is ready to bounce back! They will play a double header on September 7 at Lake Reba against the Nicholasville Storm and the EKFC gold. The Navy team is ready to bounce back!
: Our U12 Girls traveled to Oldham County on Saturday to take on the OSC Thoroughbreds. Despite very few practices together, our team came out and looked sharp. The girls are still learning to play together and Coach Adam is taking note of each girls' strengths and weaknesses and where they can improve, individually and as a team. All in all, they had a strong opening game and came away with a 4-0 victory. They will resume KSSL play on Sept 7.
: The U13 boys opened season play on Saturday with a 4-1 win over OSC select (Oldham County). On Sunday, they played a tough double header against Meade County (6-2 win), and Sawyer (3-0 win). The team played great in the heat and looked strong throughout the weekend. The team is currently 3-0 in KSSL play. They will play next weekend in Dayton in one of the biggest fall tournaments in the Midwest (Mead Cup).
: The U13 girls a taking a break from KSSL play this fall. They did, however, play in some summer soccer tournaments. After four games featuring three heart-stopping come-from-behind efforts, three goal keepers, and eight different goal scorers, the MUSA U-13 Flyers achieved a Silver medal in the Open division of the 2013 Bluegrass State Games, coming up just short on penalty kicks in the Championship match. The Flyers featured a well-organized defense and a spirited passing attack to defeat their first three opponents to get to the Championship game. In the finale, the Flyers found themselves repeating a pattern of getting down early before coming back, and tied the match midway through the second half 2 – 2. The Flyers then came up short in the penalty kick round, 3 - 4. The event took place July 20 – 21 at Masterson Station, in Lexington.
On a side note, thanks for being such great sideline parents. I was very impressed with the positive support that each group of MUSA parents showed their teams. It makes such a huge difference to our kids when the parents are supportive. Nice work! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
MUSA Select Coordinator