BRYC truly appreciates all our coaches for the countless hours that they put into planning, practices and games for their teams. And it's not just the coaches who give... it's the whole family that has to adjust their schedules during soccer season to allow the coaches to be able to work with our teams.
To celebrate and thank our coaches for their dedication, at the end of each season for the past several years, BRYC has hosted a Coaches' Challenge, organized by our indefatiguable Training Director, Joan Smith. The Coaches' Challenge pits the coaches of our boys' teams against the coaches of our girls' teams.
On Sunday, December 6 the coaches met in the stadium at Woodson High School for the 4th Annual Fall Coach's Challenge. Historically, the boys' coaches have come out on top... but THIS season the girls' coaches won in a decisive 6-1 victory! It was a GREAT game... we have some really good soccer players in our coaching ranks!
After the game, the coaches and their families enjoyed pizza and cake, networking, and of course, raffle prizes! Prizes this season were donated by Dick's Sporting Goods, DC United, and the Washington Spirit.
Although the girls' coaches came up with the numerical win... when everyone walks off the field (that's a good thing in itself!) with a smile on their face, we know that EVERYONE has won!
THANK YOU to all our coaches for your hard work and dedication. BRYC could not function without you, and we truly appreciate all you do! See you back on the pitch in the Spring!!
(For a small gallery of photos from the exciting matchup, see below. For a gallery of over 100 higher resolution action and family photos, suitable for downloading, follow this link