Re: What's wrong with Granite City Soccer? Archived Message
Posted by Chris on September 8, 2017, 8:08 am, in reply to "Re: What's wrong with Granite City Soccer?"
It has to do with the dedication of the pee wee league coaches and directors. We were the leaders in grade school wrestling and soccer for decades. I personally saw this as a coach for the granite city wrestling club. Coach Al Kirgan led the coaches, parents and kids to Chicago 8 of 9 weekends every winter. This was on top of the year long practices for (summer free style and Greco). His family would make ham sandwiches and buy all the other food for the weekend for between 50-100 wrestlers almost severe weekend from fall to spring. It was $25-$35 for the weekend to send your kid to wrestle, pay fees and feed them, put them in a hotel room when needed up to 2 nights.. Best baby sitting deal in the world. This first group of kids took the modern GC wrestling back toward the elite in the state/nation. This program Let the High school coach excel it to a number 10 in the country and #1 in the state. Without the clubs, the high school coach is hampered. I wrestled for Coach Garland, we were always top in the area. He was a great coach themat did wonders with many wrestlers that had just began wrestling. Most wrestlers since mid 90's start between 5-8 years old. A pee wee coach has the kids for 8-10 years. The High school coach has them for 4 years, at most. We need both to excel. |
I know it's just a game, but with this opening, I witnessed many soccer players go to college (scholarships) that probably would of never of attended because of money or interest.... Sam e with wrestlers going to swim/lindenwood, the old meramec college, SIUE