Not OP but in response, I'd say Newfield doesn't need a 'best player'. They are well coached and play the most structured football of any HS team I have seen so far. Seen them three or four times now and have always been impressed, their style seems to allow them to play well with whoever they have on the roster. Coaches and parents a bit noisy but I'd say they are one of the teams to beat.
i agree they have a good team, but not well coached. The guy is clueless and shouldn’t be allowed to coach kids. He acts like a child on the sidelines screaming and complaining. I believe in kids playing HS soccer, but’s when guys like this are mentoring kids they are better off not playing.
So...... You saw him yell and then made this assessment? Ridiculous.[/quote]
Maybe this guy saw more than just one game, either way you can't flat-out call him ridiculous without knowing more facts. Maybe he's right and guys like this shouldn't be mentoring kids. I know enough about the coaches at my kid's school, to know that if they did in the classroom what they did on the field, they'd be fired. Bullying, verbal abuse, hectoring, ethnic taunts, it's appalling. The team succeeds despite the coaches, not because of them and their puffed-up bantam-strutting. Heaven help if you pass backwards, even worse, to the middle in your own half...'get it up the field to the forwards, stop passing the ball to each other' - it would be comical if it weren't so insulting to a bunch of decent players who play on good clubs but all want to play together in HS. 'And stop talking to each other on the field'. Yup, that's a common one. For some reason it's OK to scream in the face of a young man so badly that they are hit with your saliva and not expect a comeback? C'mon, it's High School, not the army. So that's my experience but maybe that makes me a namby pamby liberal. What's the general consensus, are we OK with this kind of behavior, or is it time to move beyond the 1950s?