FC Wisconsin opened its season with a short drive to the Kenosha Battle on the Border tournament. It was the first tournament of the season for the U11 – U14 teams who have just been training for a little over a week now.
All four teams displayed really positive moments of play throughout the course of the weekend.
It was great to see the U11s walk away from the first Tournament of the season undefeated, finishing up with a record of 2 wins and 1 tie. More importantly, they played quality soccer. Being the first weekend of games, I am very excited with how the kids progressed game over game. This group definitely has a lot of great potential and we can't wait to see them develop throughout the season” said Coach Josh Provan who was one of the five coaches working with the U11’s on the weekend.
The U12’s played three incredibly tight matches, competing every second and playing some good soccer. Each game got better with in terms of play, competitiveness and possession and so did the result. The final game for the U12’s ended in a 2-2 tie with a huge team effort all around.
“I was really impressed by the enthusiasm and energy showed by both the players and coaches. One thing that stood out was at the final U-12 game, there were 6 coaches on the sideline, all actively instructing kids on the sideline and on the field” said new staff member Brent Behnke.
The 13s made it all the way to the championship game with a record of three wins and one tie. While only conceding a single goal from a penalty kick. In the championship game Vance Plecha scored the winner to take the match 1 to 0. A really outstanding weekend for this talented group.
The 14s showed they have a really strong backline playing in front of some really impressive goalkeeping. They competed closely in every match. Coach Lataille believes the team has great potential and a lot of confidence in this group.
“The goal of the weekend is to instill in the players exactly the style of play we are looking for as a club, and what the expectations of the season is going to be. Even though we had very successful teams in terms of wins and losses, we are only really concerned with the player development, how we are passing the ball, how we are playing the game and how players are growing into better complete players. Our goal is long term player development, with multiple coaches surrounding players at games and training to assist in this process” said Co-DOC Billy Solberg.
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