Soccer in Steamboat - A Lesson Learned
|Fall color on Rabbit Ears Pass|
We recently traveled up over Rabbit Ears Pass and down into Steamboat for a league game. It was a tough first half as our team constructed some good buildups and took great shots, they just couldn't finish. There were near misses, balls hitting the post and great saves by the opposing goalie. Down two to nil, things didn't look good. The guys were upset and frustrated. They were even bickering with each other out on the field. It would have been easy to just shut it down and quit.
At halftime the head coach asked the team to remain calm and stay positive. He urged them to continue working hard and promised good things would happen. It was exciting to watch the boys take techniques perfected at practice and display them during the match. A spectacular second half ended with a five to three victory. Hopefully the lessons they learn on the pitch will translate to success in the real world. Life is also full of rejection and failure, I know, but I witnessed something magical that morning in Steamboat. Something that proved what I already believe. I like being around those kids because they inspire me. I will never give up.
|We took some good shots but just couldn't finish|
|A tough first half ended down 2-0|
|A spectacular second half was capped by a 5-3 victory|
|Hopefully lessons learned on the pitch will translate to future success|