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10-19-2004, 07:59 PM
My son's (high school sophomore) soccer team finished today with a perfect 16-0-0 record. They had 65 goals (actually 66, but a horrible ref failed to call one obvious goal) for, and 4 against for the season (with no more that 1 goal against in any game). They will probably beat the varsity football team for points scored (which doesn't speak well of the football team). They should have a great varsity team next year, except that the school gives any senior who was on the junior varsity the previous year an automatic position on the varsity (which I think really sucks - I think the varsity should be made up of the elite of every soccer player that tries out).
10-19-2004, 09:58 PM
Yay! Very cool! :D
10-19-2004, 10:27 PM
Most schools I know automatically let seniors be on the team(as long as they have put in their time before). However I know my sr year my coach cut 2 or 3 seniors since we didn't have room.
Congrats to your sons team.
10-20-2004, 04:57 AM
Awesome! And if I remember correctly, your son is also a track stud. Let's hope he doesn't meet a girl who sucks the athletic life out of him, like so many high schoolers before him. :)
10-21-2004, 07:21 PM
Awesome! And if I remember correctly, your son is also a track stud.
Yeah, as I was driving him home (actually, he was driving - learner's permit time!) from the last soccer game, I started encouraging him to do running on the school's indoor track over the winter so he would be in good shape once the track season starts. I want to see him do a 49 second 400m this year. :)
10-21-2004, 07:34 PM
holy ****. you want him to be at 49? whats he at now? i ran track, and i know how fast you want that little guy to be chuggin at. dayum.
10-21-2004, 07:39 PM
49's? W00T! :)
I was a distance guy, so the shortest distance I ever did was the 800. I always wanted to try the 400, because 400 runners get to do an exciting relay. Distance relays are snore-fests until the anchor leg.
10-21-2004, 07:53 PM
His best split in the 4X400 last year (which was at the sectionals) was 52 seconds. But he started track totally "untrained", and not doing a lot of running after the soccer season ended at this time of year before the (indoor) track season started in late February. I realize that taking 3 seconds off might be a bit optimistic, but his best 400 the previous year was 57 seconds (which was a "pure" 400, not a relay, so I realize that it's not an exact comparison). It would be nice to see him doing a 47 second or better 400 by his senior year. (Can you say "track scholarship"?) :)
10-21-2004, 07:56 PM
3 secs is not unrealistic. especially if he just started and is untrained. with a little coaching he'll probably end up at that 47 by his junior year. a buddy of mine didn't start until his junior year, did the 300 hurdles, and ended up dropping 6 seconds off his time. missed states by .01 sec too
10-21-2004, 09:30 PM
The leap from 52 to 49 is pretty rough, but not impossible. I'd hope for 50 flat. Anything beyond that is gravy.
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