We had a good first session on the CHS turf Saturday in perfect weather. Also a really strongt turnout. We expected more rust than we actually saw, and for the most part the play was crisp. Thanks to all the girls who were able to make it.
I am emailing to let you know the practice schedule. I've set it up to accommodate as many players as possible, given various conflicts.
We will practice Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. and Wednesdays, normally from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Importantly, we have two different practice fields this season.
Tuesday at 5 p.m. will be at the Pequitside lower field, which is the 9 v. 9 field that we had games on last fall.
On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. we will practice on Galvin Lower, Field B.
It's been tricky this year (I happen to be the league's field scheduler) because we have access to fewer fields and the league is working in two practice shifts to ensure there is enough room for all the teams. COVD rules require that there be 20 minutes between sessions, so we need to finish our 5 p.m. sessions at 6:10 p.m. The 6:30 p.m. sessions will normally go to 7:45 p.m., but for the first two weeks we will end practice at 7:30 p.m. on account of darkness.
Also, the league president has indicated with today's rain there may be some question as to when the fields will be in condition to start practice. I am at this point expecting we will practice this Tuesday, March 30 at 5 p.m. at Pequitside Lower, but will let you know if anything changes.
You can log into cantonyouthsoccer.com, and under TEAMS make your way to Girls Grade 5 United and click on schedule if you want to take a look.
Please remember to make sure players have balls and plenty of air in those balls. Also, if you still have the red, blue and yellow-ish green pinnies from last year, if those could stay in their bags that would be great.
Looking forward to a strong season of practice and a fun season together.