FRISCO — I haven’t posted up much recently for the super-social #FriFotos Twitter chat, but I couldn’t resist today’s theme — kids. As my own progeny grows into those sometimes awkward mid-teen years, I sometimes look at him and catch a fleeting reflection of a moment long-passed. As lucky as I was to have worked from home during much of his life, and having been able to spend enormous amounts of time with him, traveling, skiing, coaching and volunteering in his classrooms, it’s still all gone by in a flash. Thank goodness for cameras — and memories! Continue reading “Morning photo: Kids!”→
Fan tribute tour includes Sept. 19 game against Australia
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Fresh off an Olympic gold medal, the U.S. women’s national soccer team is starting its fan tribute tour this weekend, and the series of friendly matches includes a Sept. 19 game against Australia at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit Strikers Fútbol Club U-13 boys team ended its spring season with three games in two days, including a double win on a Saturday double-header. The boys started practice when snow was still knee-deep outside, holding their drills indoors in elementary school gyms across the county. All the games except the very last one were away games against Front Range teams that had already been playing outdoors for many weeks. But the patient coaching of Julio Mora paid off the last weekend when the team gelled and scored more nearly a dozen goals in three games. The team consistently showed good sportsmanship, teamwork and a sense of fair play, rarely getting called for fouls, Congratulations to the Strikers and good luck in the coming fall season. Oh, and since it’s half-time during the UEFA Champions League final as I;m posting this — Go FC Barcelona! Summit County is fortunate to have such a great soccer program. Check out the summer camp offerings at the High Country Soccer website.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit Strikers U-13 boys played another game on the road in Arvada against Colorado Edge White, losing a heartbreaker 0-1. But the boys are looking sharp. Other than one defensive mistake in the first half that resulted in the goal, the defense was tight and they put together some fine offensive runs.
High Country Soccer summer camps start in about a month and it’s time to sign up. Get details on the summer progams for kids of all ages at this web page. Programs include a tot camp, an attacking and finishing camp, a goal camp and a speed camp.
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Fort Collins, Colorado v. Storm FC Royal, April 30, 2011
SUMMIT COUNTY — After practicing for several weeks indoors in Frisco, Breckenridge and Dillon, the Summit Strikers U-14 team finally had a chance to test themselves against a tough opponent on a full-size field. They started out shaky but their game gelled in the second half, promising a strong season ahead for the team. Visit High Country Soccer online to get all the info about current and upcoming soccer programs in Summit County.
Recreational leaque, tots program set to start in late April
SUMMIT COUNTY — Although local fields are still covered under a thick blanket of snow, the High Country Soccer Association is getting ready for the spring season and taking registrations for the recreational youth leagues, with practice scheduled to begin the week of April 25 and the first games set for April 30. The season runs through June 4.
New Mexico town pursuing sports tourism as part of its economic development plan
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — FIFA, the world’s governing body for the sport of soccer, has given a 2 Star certification to the Taos, New Mexico Eco Park, making it the highest certified FIFA 2 Star training facility in the world.
“This means teams from all over the world will be able to train at high altitude, on a FIFA certified field, in preparation for tournaments and to improve their team’s abilities,” said Joel Israel, Executive Director of the Taos Sports Alliance. “If a team has a game in Mexico City, they’ll be able to come to Taos and train at 7,000 feet for two weeks of high-altitude conditioning for their competition. This is a huge opportunity for soccer teams worldwide and for the Town of Taos.” Continue reading “Taos Eco Park gets FIFA certification”→