Green Mountain Soccer is 1-0 after successfully defending the mountain, refusing to concede to George Washington, on Friday night. Colin dropped in a great goal from distance from the left channel on an assist from Kaden. Shaun, along with a stifling performance from centerbacks Miles and Giancarlo, delivered the first clean sheet of the fall campaign. Richard made some notable runs on the wing, and Brett earned the honor from Coach Rigo to carry the victory flag in cooldown. It was a true team win! And the best news…there is still lots of room for improvement as we keep working to get wide and get better.
This coming week, we take a charter bus to Elizabeth on our only full-program-travelling-together away games of the year. All players are expected to ride to the games on the bus, and to ride back to school on the bus as well. There is a great opportunity for team building on the bus, and the parents have a plan to provide dinner on our road trip. Let’s make the most of our only bus of the year! Here are the details:
At a GMHS athletic department meeting on Thursday night, I was asked to choose just one word to describe our boy’s soccer program for the 2023 season. I thought about the feedback I received from the players and parents throughout the summer. On the fourth day of Team Week, the consensus among the team was that success will be defined by us bonding, playing for each other and ignoring individual stats. Teamwork. Pulling each other through the fight.
In this week before tryouts for the 2023 fall season, we will have team-building activities each day, Monday through Friday. For each event, we will meet at the school at the designated time, and carpool from there. Parents are responsible for providing or approving transportation for your students (coaches are not responsible for transportation). Players must be enrolled at GMHS for the 2023/2024 school year, and have completed all athletics registration steps, in order to participate in Team Week. The Green Mountain Athletics Registration page will be linked here when registration for the fall of 2023 opens.
Thanks to all of the players who got the preseason started today! Everyone was early, and everyone had something shin-guard-like in your socks. Please wear CHSAA approved shin guards going forward. You can look it up on the CHSAA website, or just wear shin guards you can buy in a store (you can wear child sizes if you want them small). Remember, late or no shin guards means you can’t train that day. Oh, and always bring water.
Tuesday we go 6pm – 8pm on the turf (arrive about 5:45pm). Coach Rigo and Coach John will run the field-player training while I am coaching our goal keeper camp on the other side of the fields. There is still time to register for keeper camp if you are interested. Here is the registration link.
We hope you’ve all enjoyed your first month of summer break, and that you are as ready as we are to get our preseason training started. Let’s see where we are, as individuals and as a team, and what we can become together.
Here are some important reminders about all preseason training.
Do you know what those two starts mean in high school soccer? Do you realize that both the Green Mountain boys and girls soccer teams have each won two CHSAA state championships? If you didn’t know, why not?
I have been coaching soccer in Colorado for sixteen years, and until this spring, I never considered Green Mountain when I thought about the contenders.
The two-time and defending 4A state champions, the Northfield Nighthawks, are hosting a fantastic 4v4+GKs small sided tournament on Friday, June 9th, in downtown Denver. This is a great opportunity for groups from within our Rams soccer program to come together and compete before our summer training starts at the end of June.