Heading to Nationals - Part 4, The Coaches Journal

Day 1 - up and about

Players, coaches and parents up at 7:45am

Complimentary breakfast followed by a run and stretch. Players then disappeared to get ready for the big luncheon put on by the USYS Federation

11:30am luncheon starts

It is hard to believe after over 10,000 teams it's now down to the final 96 teams from across the country. 2800 players, coaches and officials will hit the Toyota soccer center home of FC Dallas. It is an amazing accomplishment for our teams to be in the Elite 8 of the u15 and u17 brackets. Looking around the room at the trophies and the organization gone into this event was very a humbling experience. As coaches, it was a proud moment when our team names were mentioned up on stage. The James P McGuire Cup is the oldest trophy in youth sports since and it was there on display. Since 1935 this trophy has been up for grabs.