Monday, January 25, 2010

Spring Season Practices Start this Weekend

Hard to believe my winter break is coming to an end. Goals I had set forward for the off season unfortunately have been unmet (no marathon due to injury, personal biz yet not prototype complete). With just another 3+ weeks left until opening weekend for soccer, spring season, it's time to start the teams practicing again.

For those of you not familiar with Texas weather, the term "if you don't like the weather just wait 10 minutes" applies liberally to the spring season. This last week we were blessed with 70 degree, almost 80 degree weather (yes, in January) and the mornings were a balmy 50+ degrees. Yet, in reviewing the outlook for Saturday, the day of our first practices, it looks to be in the upper 30's to low 40's as the high. There are not many things that deter a motivated soccer player from practicing and perfecting their craft, but cold weather is one of them. The ground is too firm for the cleat but too slick to not wear them. The cold toes seem to tingle more against a ball that feels harder in the colder conditions.

But just like the adage, if I wait, likely the weather pattern will change, even that morning, and the sun may shine and the temps rapidly increase to a comfortable 50+ degrees. Welcome to Spring Soccer, Texas Style!
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