On Monday, Green Mountain Soccer Alumni Brent Anderson (also proud father of AJ Anderson) shared his experiences from the state championship years of 1987 and 1988 with the current Rams. He had some great stories about toughness, conditioning, and the sheer footprint the program had at the school.
Brent talked about how great players from around the front range wanted to choice into GMHS to be part of the soccer team. I interrupted him and explained that one of our goals has to be to get the program to a level of success where we not only hold onto the best players in our area, but attract players from the region to choice into GMHS once again.
“You’ve got everything you need right here,” he said. He watches us play. He knows our conditioning is great and our ball skills are good. “Losing is contagious,” he said. “But winning is contagious, too.” He challenged us to dig deep, to find those first couple of varsity wins, and to keep playing for eachother.
Brent challenged us to believe.
It was a powerful conversation with players asking lots of questions and engaging with Brent’s championship mentality. It had an impact on the boys. In fact, it reenergized and impacted the coaches, too.
Do you believe?
Here is a link to our updated game schedule.
We train three Saturdays in a row in preparation for Monday games:
Saturday, September 30th, 4pm – 5:30pm
Saturday, October 7th, 4pm – 5:30pm
Saturday, October 14th, 4pm – 5:30pm
This week, we have games on four of the five week days. Monday (varsity) and Tuesday (JV) we host Standley Lake, and all players are required to be at both games. Thursday (varsity) and Friday (JV) we are away at Dakota Ridge. If we play hard and show we believe Monday through Wednesdays, players will get a day off if they are not on the gameday roster Thursday or Friday. If we need the work, players not on the gameday rosters will train on Thursday and Friday. Remember, we all train at the end of the week on Saturday.
The week of October 9th is homecoming. Another important date is Friday, October 13th when the whole soccer program will go to the homecoming football game at 7:30pm to support Brady and the other gridiron Rams.
Homecoming week also means four soccer games, a team dinner and float decoration on Tuesday after our game, and Senior Night on Thursday at LMF as we host D’Evelyn. We are almost 2/3rds of the way through our season, but the best is yet to come, both on and off the pitch!