As the fall 2013 game season officially kicks off, the Milltown community can look forward to a rewarding season of soccer, improved soccer skills, new friendships and, if all goes well, that special kind of satisfaction that comes from watching a collection of individuals become a team.
None of it would happen without our coaches. They make this whole thing work, and I want to thank each and every one of them for their contributions over the years.
This season alone, we are fortunate to have more than 200 volunteers coaching Milltown teams. Some of them have soccer backgrounds. Many of them do not. What they share is a commitment to helping every player develop skills that will serve them well while they play the game, character traits that will serve them well both on and off the field, and an enjoyment of the game that will last a lifetime.
It's not always easy, and it takes a significant amount of time and dedication. They don't ask for much in terms of rewards. But I have been at this for a while now, and I have learned a few things about coaches. So let me share a secret: There are two words that every coach appreciates hearing now and then. They are simple words and easy to pronounce. Here they are: "Thanks, Coach."
So if you know a current or former Milltown coach--or any coach for that matter--please take a moment sometime during the season to share those two words. (Feel free to embellish. I'm just providing the basics.)
Thanks and let's all have a great season of soccer,
President, Milltown United SC