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4:30 to 5:30 tonight Bergen Valley blacktop
by posted 05/05/2021

Sorry, something is "stuck" on my PC and the Practice message got posted to Team Cain.  Here is the complete message:

The grass fields are closed today, so we will hold practice today in the blacktop area of the Bergen Valley playground.  Please have your athlete wear GYM shoes.  They will need their complete uniform other than that.

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Practice time 4:30 to 5:30
by posted 05/05/2021

I forgot to mention the time.  We will cut practice short as we will be limited on what we can do on blacktop.

the Coaches

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Practice CANCELLED today
by posted 05/03/2021

Great couple of games this past weekend.  Even without a W, we went toe to toe with the best team in our division both days.  It is great to see the boys playing as a team. 

On the defense side, we are all not chasing the ball around the field and played stronger on our man and supported our teammates with slides. 

On the offense, we are still learning positional areas we need the middies and attack to set up in.  Our opponent's zone D killed any drives to the net, so we had to back out and take harder shots from the outside. 

Still lots of work to be done, but it won't be today in person.  Sometimes watching others can help you grow as a player as well.  With that, please have your athlete watch this link:

#2 Duke played #3 North Carolina.  The link is only 25 minutes long which sucks since it's basically a highlight reel for all the goals.  So you do not see all the D stops.  If you can find it via another service (ESPN+, YouTubeTV, etc) the full game will be a better experience.  Nonetheless, please have your athlete watch for the following:

On offense:

Spacing of the players, way out working to spread the opponents D out of the Hub

Feeds/Drives from X

Shots on goal from the outside, not every goal can be drives to the net for a crease cranker

On Defense:

watch the poke checks, extend that stick out before moving to body

Man responsibility -- uncovered cutters into the defensive Hub accounted for the first 5 or so goals.

Extra Credit Quiz, if you do not understand any part of the terminology above, your athlete should be able to explain.  If not, 5 burpees.  Got to get the conditioning in somehow.  ;-)

For the rest of the week

Wednesday we will be subject to field availability due to this moisture.

Thursday we are on Marshdale and the weather looks to be much better.

Look forward to the weekend, we have a game on Saturday and Sunday (make-up)

Let me know if you have any questions.

the Coaches


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by posted 05/02/2021

Sorry fat fingers, delayed until noon

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Lightning delay until 11:45
by posted 05/02/2021

Delayed until 11:45

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Games this weekend
by posted 04/30/2021

Hi all,

Thank you all for your flexibility this past week with our location change for practice.  

Both of our games this weekend are away, depending on what map app you use, it's either listed as Arvada or Golden.  We are playing at the same spot (and team) Saturday and Sunday.  If you haven't been to Long Lake Park recently, there are turf fields now that our games are scheduled on.

They are past the turn-off to the grass fields and I set a pin to help direct you to them.

Saturday, please have your athlete at the fields at 2:30 for a 3:15 start

Sunday, please have your athlete at the fields at 10:45 am for an 11:30 start

The coaches will be coming in HOT on Saturday from the earlier Cain game, please excuse us if we are a few minutes late.

I may miss warm-ups on Sunday morning but Coach Kelly will be there to get the boys started.

As we start to warm up outside temperature-wise (I heard one of our boys say it was hot at practice this week, it was 55 degrees....) PLEASE make sure they have water for the sidelines and drink more water off the field at home.

Let us know if you have any questions.

the Coaches


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Practice at Marshdale 4/28
by posted 04/28/2021

EPRD closed all grass fields today, so we got Marshdale tonight, west end from 4:30 to 6 pm.

the Coaches

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Planning and reminders
by posted 04/27/2021

Hi folks,

We have games scheduled this weekend for Saturday and a make-up game on Sunday.  As it would happen it's against the same team, weird.

Saturday's game is at 3:15 at Long Lake in Arvada.

Sunday's game is at 11:30 at Golden High School (I will be late for this game and Coach Kelly will be there to get things started)

If your athlete is unable to attend either game please let me know.

On Monday, we will be moving our practice to Stagecoach and it will run from 6 to 7:30pm.  We want to work through some full field concepts and need the room Stagecoach can provide us that evening.

Not sure what tonight and tomorrow will bring us weather-wise, so please keep an eye out tomorrow for practice updates.

Thursday we are on Marshdale turf so we should be good to go.

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

 the Coaches

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Practice tonight is ON 4:30 at Bergen
by posted 04/26/2021

Fields are open so we are ON 4:30 to 6 at Bergen Valley.

See you there.

the Coaches

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Missing stick
by posted 04/24/2021

Hi all The Mlax team that played before us at Marshdale is missing a stick. They asked me to check with our families in case someone picked it up. blue shaft, blue tape, blue and white thread on the head Let me know if you picked it up. Thanks

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Practice today
by posted 04/23/2021

Hi all,

We will hold practice tonight at Marshdale starting at 4:30.  We have the field until 6 but we may call it early (5:30) pending conditions -- wet and slush like last night.  

We were working on our team concepts and would like to drive a few points home before our game this Saturday.

Our game is scheduled at Marshdale at 4:30.  It should be clear by then, but please keep an eye out for any possible changes.

Please have your athlete at the field at 3:45 for warm-ups.  We have a few kids out this weekend, if you have not told me you are unable to show please let me know ASAP.

the Coaches


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