Coaching Gameday

Posted on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 by Ben Deetz

Excitement was in the air at Pepsi Complex.

Excitement was in the air at Pepsi Complex.

Today is Cornstock, and many cobbers have full agendas for the day. For fellow roommate/blogger/coach Sage Thornbrugh and I, the day consisted largely of coaching 8 and 9 year old boys soccer games out at the Pepsi Complex in Fargo. We had three games that day, and our opponents were a variety of older boys and girls teams from the area. Coaching kids at such a young age is always a bit of a wildcard as far as what to expect. Today was no exception. One of the kids pulled a huge bag of fortune cookies out of his soccer backpack, which was strange enough as is. When I asked him where he got them, he said he got it for one dollar and twenty five cents but didn’t remember where he had gotten them. On the less fun end of the spectrum of unexpected happenings, one of the boys started to cry after a girl kicked him. He was upset that there wasn’t a foul called. Trying to reason with him, I asked him if the kick would have hurt less if it had been called a foul. He defiantly responded with a “Yes!” before going back to crying. Overall it was a very fun day of coaching! You never know what will happen when it’s gametime for the young boys.

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I’m Ben Deetz. I’m from Sioux Falls, SD. I am an English major with a Coaching minor. I play soccer here at Concordia and hope to coach a soccer team when I am old. I play a lot of videogames, listen to rap music, longboard around town, and watch movies.