Storm Practices and Games

… unfiltered comments from the president’s desk about our Club and soccer in general …



April 20, 2024

Turnaments play an important role in the rythym of play of our teams.  Ideally, it is an opportunity to play teams outside the league.

We are deliberate about the tournaments we send teams to.  We pick ones that are well-run (and have good parking) with a good reputation of creating fair brackets of teams with similar skills.  Ideally, giving each team an opportunity to win.  Our goal is to put teams in divisions of the tournament where they will be competitive.  My view is that it’s better to win 2 and lose 1 than have 3 teams that are easy to beat.  Unfortunately, some teams or clubs see tournament as an easy chance to collect a trophy by applying to lower division than they should be in.  The result of pretty lobsided scores.  We’ve seen 20-1 and 12-0 scoresl out teams on the losing end.  Our teams didn’t have any fun playing retreive the ball from the goal and the other team certainly didn’t get anything useful out of the game.


Club Expenses


April 28, 2024

All GCSL and Buckeye League games have been suspended until April 15th in response to the announcement by the Governor that schools will be closed and indoor and outdoor gatherings be limited to 100 people or less.

All Storm practices are being cancelled; they will resume coincidentally with the start up of schools.  I believe all tournaments next and the following weekends have been cancelled as well.  Please double check with your coaches.

We will keep you informed of new developments as they occur, and how cancelled games will be handled. If your tournament has been cancelled, your coach will be the best source of that information.

This is a rapidly changing situation. Our goal is to do our part to help reduce the possible spread of the coronavirus and protect the health of our players and their families.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the next few weeks. Hopefully things have returned to normal as head out of spring break.

Thank you,


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