Inside the Brain of a Teenage Soccer Genius

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

We are Looking for Venues!

My co-president Lexi (L) and I!
Hello Soccer Boss readers! I went over this briefly in a previous post but I will say it again for first-time readers. I have founded a football club in Nehemiah, Kenya and we are in need of all sorts of things (including a president who actually knows what they are doing, if there are any takers). I was tempted to provide a nice, touchy-feely but extremely lengthy anecdote on this wonderful community and all that it has given me, but I will save that post as an epilogue to this one and cut to the chase.
I recently sent down a shipment of 16 boots, a ball pump and 17 soccer balls with my co-president to "get the ball rolling" for lack of a better term, but we are supporting a football club with several players of all ages and will accept as many donations as people can spare. We would have been able to collect more before the deadline, but asking people to drop off their donations at my house was too complicated and asked too much out of someone who was already going out of their way to help us. What we are looking for are local business owners who would be willing to allow us to have people drop off donations for the club at their shop, store, restaurant, building or whatever it may be rather than having to find me or bring it to my house, which is out of the way for many of the people who offered things up.
If you or someone you know owns a local business that would be willing to have a large donation box or posters advertising our interest in old soccer gear, please send them my way!
On a side note, I am also looking for a venue to host a large scale fundraiser for our club before the end of the summer or any time that we can arrange at their convenience.
For more information or to contact me please message me via Facebook or email me at
For more information on the project, please visit our blog or "like" Nehemiah FC on Facebook.
Thank you all so much for reading my blog and supporting us!

Kitsap Pumas Play Out A Draw Against Vancouver

Often times my match reports are very professional and subjective due to the professional (but not the least subjective) image I attempt to portray when I am behind the lens of the camera. However, my match report on last night's game is not going to be subjective at all and although I will aim for professional criticism of the tactics of the visiting side and the "quality" of the officiating, I am not likely to adhere to it. Although the result wasn't all three points, it was far from disappointing and was made even better as Puma legend Taylor Hyde made his home return from a long hip injury. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Portugal Are The First Side To Advance

Portugal go through over Czech Republic
Portugal will face the winner of Spain vs. France in the semi-finals of EURO 2012 after they grabbed a late and narrow 1-0 victory against the resilient Czech Republic in the quarter final match in Warsaw, Poland.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NSCAA Educates Young Coaches From BIFC

On Tuesday, NSCAA coach and Director of Coaching at Emerald City FC, Erik Oman, came out to the Commodore fields on Bainbridge Island to educate a group of coaches young and old, but mostly young players who are products of the BIFC academy themselves, on the basics of coaching young children. He demonstrated a coaching philosophy that revolved around fun, positive attitudes and encouragement and most of all, nurturing a love of the game and self confidence in young children.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

An Explanation of my Lengthy Absence

Well Soccer Boss readers, I am only stating the obvious when I say that I haven't posted in a while. As finals week(s) approached in both college and my remaining high school class I could feel the helpless sinking feeling as I looked ahead at my busy school schedule that collided quite nicely (NOT) with the start of the equally hectic and slightly overwhelming schedule of EURO 2012 group games. With finals out of the way, I thought "at last, some time to focus on blogging!" but, alas, another project of gargantuan proportion, but a hugely satisfying final destination, landed in my lap.