Tag: futsal

Uncharted Territory

“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by reading.  The few who learn by observation.  The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”   ― Will Rogers (In case you were wondering,  I’m the kind of…

Setting The Pace

If you have ever played a sport, the concept of “preseason training” should send a slight shiver of fear down your back.  When I think of it in soccer terms, I imagine running up and down the mountain side, too many suicide sprints, and…

Truths, Testimonies, and Tattoos

“Ek het jou lief selfs in jou donkerste tye” – Afrikaans “I loved you even in your darkest times” One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Romans 5:8 (NLT) which says, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ…

Striving For Excellence

10 Coaches.  4 Days.  1 Purpose. As I lay on my bed with cramps in my calves and dark circles under my eyes… my heart is full. These past few days came and went, but the lessons I learned and the friends I made…

#againstALLodds – Girls Futsal Initiative

According to FIFA, roughly 500 x more girls have the opportunity to play soccer in America than in South Africa. So practically, what does this mean for girls in the city of Cloetesville, South Africa? In my personal experience, soccer has taught me some…

Part of A Team

Cloetesville, South Africa It’s an area full of colored, afrikaans speaking South Africans.  It’s an area that is saturated with alcohol abuse, poverty, school dropouts, and pregnant teenagers.  The average person doesn’t have much of a job or an education, let alone a loving…

Ready, Set, Wait?

Waiting. It’s a tough thing to do.  Like for example, waiting in line at the grocery store, waiting for the work day to end, or even waiting for your favorite TV show to start it’s next season. But what about waiting to leave the…