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Teenage soccer coach

posted Apr 20, 2018, 9:55 AM by Unknown user

This time of year, while many students participate in a sport, sophomore Neal Zoglmann decided to coach one instead. Zoglmann is coaching a youth soccer team this spring.

“I had a lot of free time and I like to stay busy, so I thought it would be a good, new experience coaching young kids,” Zoglmann said.

Zoglmann’s team is the Grasshoppers, because the team’s color is green, and it consists of children in 4th grade through 6th grade. At the games, they don’t keep score since it’s a noncompetitive league.

“I like the responsibility of coaching,” Zoglmann said. “My team has a lot of potential and really good attitudes.”

The team practiced on Tuesdays and Thursdays before the season began, but according to the noncompetitive league rules, the Grasshoppers aren’t allowed to practice once the season started. Their games are Wednesdays and Saturdays; they have played two games so far and have five more left in the season.

“We have a lot of potential on our team,” Zoglmann said. “They always have good team spirit and can score goals really well, but they need to work on their passing and keeping the ball in play.”