Well, since alot of people are reviving they're old progress logs and i'm not really able to constantly post in this forum b/c of school i just thought i'd do this to keep you guys updated.
School tryouts were...not very good lol. They were concluded up about a week ago, for three days the coaches watched and analyzed us, watching our every move, but apparently got the wrong impression for certain players, like me. (School of around 2000 kids btw, around 100 maybe at tryouts, probably not that much but just an estimate) I'm afraid i was trying out for a position thought to be my best role for the team, sweeper, and so after playing DCM with my club team for so long, it was kinda hard adjusting. I did make a few good stops, really did not stay on form at all, let the worst players slip by me b/c of my momentum...anyway, supplementary tryouts will be coming up and the coaches announced they would let anyone else try out who didn't make the original roster, to see what may happen. I'm going out for sweeper again, since that is my ideal position since i'm not up to par with a CM role...yet...and so we'll see how that works out.
In the mean time, I've been doing a lot of running, hoping to be a starting CM for my club team this coming season (Starts in feb. i believe) and if i get my stamina up, this will lead to much better things in my game. My problem is not really endurance, but maintaining the same level skill wise as i do in the beginning of the game. So, i've decided to run at my local track, already started timing myself for 1.5 mile runs (9min run was my most recent time, but that was after spending an hour at the park also doing some physical stuff) but this week i'm just going to the track now and running, to start with, probably 4-5 miles, taking a break either after 2miles, or 2.5, depending on the weather. Hopefully this will increase enough so that i can work on endurance, but i'll also work moreso on 20yd sprints, and recovering afterwards, we'll see though, this upcoming week will be my first practice sessions since tryouts (excluding do some touchwork in my yard)
Anyways, just thought i would keep everyone updated, btw schools going great, i believe i have all A's the first nine weeks with all AP courses, (not sure about Pre-AP english) and so highschool isn't turning out as bad as i thought, but just wish me luck at tryouts coming up and i'll try to keep you guys updated on this.
Edit: Some of you may not know that i recently made a travel team in my city, the best one for U15 players anyway, made the U16 (B) team, so i'm playing up an age group. Not as glamorous as you guys may think though, b/c most of the players atually are U15 and all the U16 players are actually worse that us, so that sucks. But we're holding our own in competition, since this was a newly formed team for the club we were not doing well in the beginning, but we've turned it around and have been getting a whole lot better, we're not losing like every game. My role was Defensive/holding CM until a recent injury made me make a sacrifice and play as sweeper on our team for the past maybe 2 or 3 games and our ending tournament. Still, it strengthened our team and we went on to do very well in the tournament, we're scored on very little times b/c of the vocal strength i offer in the back and the desire for perfection in my defenseive line. I've even heard from the goalkeeper that he feels safer with me playing as sweep than with the previous starter for that position. Anyways, season went well, ended about two weeks ago, and will resume in February.
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