If you want to see how coaching helps kids play Hockey, you only needed to watch our teams today (Sunday!) at Fareham – What a difference! All our players were outstanding.
The U10 Tigers and Leopards teams have taken on so much of what we worked on last week it was really impressive to see, and I hope the parents saw a better class of hockey from their youngsters to which they should be very proud, as coaches we certainly were. I know the weather helped as it wasn’t minus 3 and chucking it down, but they really did play differently this week.
There were too many excellent performances to mention everyone, but two really stood out. For the Tigers, Emily Curwood was simply brilliant – She was player of the entire tournament in my view – I don’t think any opposition player got past her superb tackling and the hit she is developing is a joy to watch (scared half of the parents never mind the kids!). And for the Leopards, Dan Hart shone through in goal. After playing only a few short weeks he is really coming on as a goal keeper, his positioning and excellent saves were welcomed by the players and duly recognised coaching staff – Well Done !!
Lastly, Id like to thank the parents for sticking with us for our longest tournament by far (i walked out of the playing area at 2pm!), it really does make a difference and we are thankful for you shipping them all over Hampshire on a Sunday morning.
Have a great week