Playing Calgary minor soccer is a great way to spend a summer
By April Cruz
When the under 10 boys of Chinook Milan met the CMCA Memorial Flames for a Calgary Minor Soccer match last night, it was tiring just watching.
The boys were running their hardest on a pitch that could have used a cut. It was a touch on the long side.
The game was fought hard by both sides, with many shots taken on each keeper.
At the end, the Chinook Milan managed to take the game 7 – 5.
The Chinook coach, Nick Daniel, was calmly standing by the sidelines, impressed with his boys.
“Tonight went well. Over the summer (league), this is a mixture of kids from different teams, but they’ve been playing and passing the ball well,” he said.
Daniel was also happy to see work being done in practice, coming out in a game.
“With our practices, the biggest thing we work on a lot is decision making and moving the ball. Passing, controlling and passing, that’s the number one thing with our program at this age,” he shared. “Teaching them good technique, not so much positional stuff but a lot of technical.”
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The Flames were short-handed with no substitutes on the side. This didn’t dampen the spirits of the boys, it did tucker a few of them out however.
“We didn’t have any subs but both sides played pretty good,” said the Flames coach, Vladimir Leon.
Leon’s focus seemed to be about letting the kids enjoy their summer play.
“The main thing is, we’re here for the kids. They can enjoy themselves during the holiday, the break they have from school,” he said. “At least they’ll know a little bit more about soccer and they stay out of trouble, that’s the main thing. Keeping the kids out of trouble. They’re concentrating on soccer.”
Playing soccer is definitely one of the better ways to enjoy a summer.
Calgary Minor Soccer Goals Scored:
# 5 – 3
# 10 – 2
# 9 – 1
# 2 – 1
# 6 – 2