Month: May 2006

Coach Ben Timson, Springfield Catholic

It’s Coach Ben Timson’s turn to check in with Springfield Soccer readers and offer his summary of the fine season the Catholic Fightin’ Irish had, reaching the Final 8 yet again this year.

Even though we lost a tough quarterfinal battle to Timberland I was very proud of the heart the girls showed not only in the final game, but throughout the season. We opened the year with three hard fought one goal road losses, at Warrensburg, Joplin, and Kickapoo in our first five games, but the girls battled through it and came together in the Kickapoo Shootout with great wins over Gibault and St. Louis Notre Dame before losing to Visitation Academy in the White Division Championship game. Following the Shootout Continue reading “Coach Ben Timson, Springfield Catholic”

Missouri State Soccer Camps

Folks, if you haven’t already made your plans for Summer soccer camps, or Soccer Club tryouts, now is the time. What better way for you to get some free time while also offering your kids the opportunity to grow further in “the beautiful game”. For Camps and Clubs in the Ozarks, if we haven’t already discussed what you are offering and your tryout schedule, get in touch with me via the Contact page (above) and I’ll be happy to post a story.

Missouri State Bears Soccer Camps
The largest program I am aware of in the area, run by Head Coach Jon Leamy and an extensive group of coaches (men & women) from across the country. The website is full of information for the Day Camps and the Residential Camps. I also make it a point to cover the Team Camps that bring in High School teams from Missouri and neighboring states, there are always good games and another opportunity for me to learn more about the school programs and their players. For boys and girls, ages 4 all the way up to high school seniors.

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World Cup Sites

OK, I don’t know about you but I’m getting the fever. I signed up for Mediacom Digital cable yesterday, even if I will be watching it on the 31″ TV I bought for the 1994 World Cup, I’ve got to make certain I can see (or tape) any game I want. In that spirit, I’m going to start pointing to things I think you might find interesting. Let me know what sites you’ve discovered so we can share them as well.

For starters, who’s seen National Geographic this month? Did you know soccer is the cover article? Hat tip to the Freiert’s & Carter’s.

So here’s a neat little tool – IF you have Microsoft Outlook. The Microsoft bCentral site in the UK has a program you download that will then install a schedule of ALL of the World Cup matches. I ran it and they show up with information on the teams that are playing, the stadium and city the game is being played in and some TV info. The TV info isn’t applicable but the good news is that it adjusts to Central Daylight Time (CDT) so you can stay on top of the action.

Alternately, go bookmark this ESPN schedule!

Another site that had a similar set up, although it was down a few minutes ago when I checked it, is called WorldCupKickoff with lots of information on the game and schedules that can be downloaded to your calendar. Hat tip to Bob Jordan on this one.

Finally, here’s a nice little video about the guy that will be the difference maker in Germany. Key take aways? I didn’t know he has a twin sister and “I don’t care if I score goals. I want to play well but I JUST WANT TO WIN”. Hat tip to DuNord.high class escorts uk

Coach Tom Davidson, Kickapoo Chiefs

I asked Coach Davidson if he’d like to share his thoughts on the season, reaching the Final 8 this year, with the readers. He was kind enough to agree and offer the following thoughts and sentiments.

I would first like to thank all our fans, administration, parents and coaches for a very memorable season. You all have made it wonderful for our girls and especially me. You’re all the best, and as always it has been an honor to be your coach.

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Show-Me State Games Deadline

As this press release notes, anyone interested in participating in the Show-Me State Games need to register soon. The Soccer Deadline is Thursday, June 1st while deadlines for Lacrosse and other sports is July 1st. If you are planning on participating, please let me know, I’d like to provide coverage of your Adult or Youth team.

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