October has been a real milestone month for us – it’s the first month where we have remained unbeaten. But it’s important that we don’t get caught up in results and that we keep our two objectives for this season in mind:
1. Improve our ball mastery, esp. use of both feet;
2. Improve game understanding & ability to play multiple positions.
If we do that, the results will take care of themselves. Parents will already be aware that at U10s we don’t always play in a league, with us instead being in pools according to ability. As a team, the aim for our second season together is to push into the upper pools. This time last year we had managed just two wins from our first 14 matches, so to only lose one of our last twelve matches is pleasing. Though I’m happy to lose if we learn from it — hence our futsal where the standard of opposition is high.
We are able to play in three Trophy Events per season and our October fixtures formed the Autumn Trophy Event. Well done for topping our group in the Walsall League (WJYFL) and for therefore reaching the semi-finals in November.
Looking ahead, our training will continue on Tuesdays and Saturdays to keep our 3.5 hours a week going. It’s also pleasing that we have additional players practising with us who already fit in very well with our playing philosophy. I’ll be keeping a keen eye on these guys in time for next season’s 9-a-side format.
Also, a big well done this month to Jude and Louis who have been training with West Bromwich Albion Development Squad U11s (and are therefore playing one year up). Happy Birthday also for this coming month to Jake and Elliot. It’s great that you two are having……… a futsal party of all things 🙂 It shows that you’re enjoying your football and the fact that you’ve invited all your team along shows that we’re making good friends which I hope you will keep for many years to come. So happy birthday, you two 🙂
Let’s keep up our hard work into November. Thanks also to Chris whose help has been invaluable.
Enjoy your football –