Thursday, January 14, 2016

new rhinos

antony, yeson, gudiel, mauricio, denis, elder (missing: toni)
this year we are keeping 32 boys instead of 30.  15 on a varsity soccer team just isn't enough.  we had too many games last year where a boy or 2 missed and/or a boy or 2 was injured...  and we literally played tournaments with no subs.  so we're keeping 17 on varsity and 15 on jv.

that meant we had 7 spots to fill this year!  we opened up tryouts for all boys 9-13.  as usual, the gym was packed.  once we chose our 7, we spent the weekend meeting with parents, explaining what bvsa really is and what the commitment really is.  as of today, we've got 7 new, nervous, clueless, smiling faces walking around the academy!  we're excited about the fact that 6 of the 7 are brand new families to the rhinos, meaning, not brothers or 1st cousins...

we always start the year with 2-3 weeks of "training-camp" style workouts.  no balls, no practice, no soccer.  just a lot of running, cardio, and cross-fit style workouts.  yesterday was their first day.  i'm anxious to see if all 7 show up today!

4 comments:

Eric Horn said...

More JV players means more boys and families to reach out to! Also, they're brand new families? That's awesome to hear! God is working in Buena Vista!!

Mimi said...

They look anxious & excited to be rhinos! Can't wait to meet them & their families. Good luck on your new year :-)

Vicki said...

Awe! Happy!

Vicki said...

Awe! Happy!