Monday, October 20, 2014

This week (10/20/14-10/26/14) (edited, please check for new times)

Buckle up, folks, because it's going to be a crazy one!  Okay, so here's the general schedule of events [this is largely just my attempt to prepare for the week and get everything straight in my head.  Don't feel like you're obligated to attend any or all of this nonsense :) ]

Monday, October 20:
6:30 p.m. - Nate's monthly Pack meeting and chili cookoff.  Natey's den made some cheeseburger chili that they are hoping will be a big hit.  [Update: They came in second place! ]

Tuesday, October 21:
6:00 pm - Brendan soccer
7:00 pm - Brendan scout meeting
7:10 pm - Nathan hockey

Wednesday, October 22:
6:00 pm - Brendan soccer
6:00 pm - Nathan hockey

Thursday, October 23:
5:45 pm - Brendan soccer

Friday, October 24:
Nothing?  I don't know.  That doesn't seem possible, but who knows.

Saturday, October 25:
Brendan - Lodi tournament.  Games at 8:00 am and 11:45 am.  I still don't have field assignments.
Julie - 4-7pm - Sarah's baby shower

Sunday, October 26:
Brendan - Lodi tournament, day two.  Guaranteed game at 10:30 am.  Final (good chance we'll be playing) at 2:15 pm.  No field assignments yet.
Nathan - Trick or treat 3-5pm.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Tournament Schedule

The big end-of-season Lodi tournament is coming up!  This one is huge and ridiculous.  There are usually something like 300 teams competing over the course of the weekend, so parking and getting to and from the fields are even more of a pain than usual. Leave lots of extra time for arrival and parking, if you plan to attend.  Plus, it's usually 20 degrees and slushing sideways.  Hopefully this year the weather will cooperate.  It's actually been a surprisingly mild fall so far, so there's still a chance!
On Saturday (10/25) we'll be playing two games:
8:00 AM vs. Croatia Cleve - Field ?
11:45 AM vs. Excalibur - Field ?
On Sunday (10/26), we will be playing at least one game:
10:30 AM vs. SVA - Field ?
The final will be Sunday afternoon:
2:15 PM Bracket A vs. Bracket B - Field ?
For the first time in a long time, there is a very real chance that we will be playing in that game!  Last weekend the boys finished their regular season play with two big wins (5-1 and 7-1, including a beautiful goal by Brendan off of a header in the second game), for a final record of 5-2-0!!!  This season we already beat both Croatia and SVA once during the regular season, so if the boys can replicate that and hold their own against Excalibur (who we've never played before), then they can probably secure themselves a place in the final!
Also, as you notice, I don't have field assignments just yet.  Even if I did, if I recall correctly, they temporarily re-number the fields for this tournament, so it wouldn't mean anything to you until you get there to the complex.  I'll provide updates as information becomes more available.

Friday, October 10, 2014

This Weekend (10/10/14)

This weekend's games are on field 22 at 9am and 15 at 12pm.  See you there!

Friday, October 3, 2014

This weekend (10/4)


Two games at Lodi.  9 am - field 16 and 12 pm - field 22. 


Nate has hockey at 6pm at center ice.

And some other general shenanigans in between. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Our little shining star.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Brendan's troop will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving in the Woods.  As part of the weekend events, the Troop will be holding a Court of Honor to recognize the accomplishments of the boys.  Brendan has just earned his Star rank, and will be one of the Scouts recognized at the event.  We're so very proud of him. 

The event is quite a lot of fun.  The boys cook a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and we get to socialize and enjoy the fruits of their labors in a cozy cabin.  There is a small fee to attend, so we will need a firm headcount no later than October 8, please!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Amended Fall Soccer Schedule

The team has tinkered with its schedule a bit, so instead of trying to update the old post, I'm making a brand new one, with the caveat that this one is also subject to change at management's discretion :)

Saturday, September 2, 2014 - 9:00 am - vs. Soccer Vision - Field 15

Saturday, October 4, 2014 (double header)  - 9:00 am - vs. Internationals West - Field TBA

                                                                       - 12:00 pm - vs. Erie Admirals - Field TBA

Saturday, October 11, 2014 (double header) - 9:00 am - vs. NEO - Field TBA

                                                                       - 12:00 pm - vs.  Liberty - Field TBA

Sat/Sun October 25/26 - Season Finale Tournament - Exact Schedule/field numbers TBA. although I can tell you that the tournament itself will be at Lodi.  And will be wet.  And possibly snowing.

So, that's it (for now).  Just four more Saturdays of fall soccer in Brendan's club soccer career!  This time next year he will (hopefully) be playing for the Jackson High School team.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Back to the land of the living

It's been three months since I last posted!  Man, has it flown by!  This summer was totally action-packed!  We (collectively) went to boy scout camp, horse camp, bible school, day camp, paintball camp, cub scout camp at the church, soccer camp (anyone noticing a theme?), fireworks three days in a row, boating, Cabella's, Sluggers & Putters, Dave & Buster's, the Columbus Zoo, a Columbus Crew game, two soccer tournaments, the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom, Cedar Point, and finally, back to school.   Whew.  I'm sort of tired just typing that.

Two of us had surgery; one of us is no longer wearing a cone of shame and has been given a clean bill of health. 

It was great, but I'm ready for pumpkins and bright red leaves (according to my Grandfather's detailed observations, they should peak somewhere around October 12), and apple cider.  We got a Oriental Trading catalogue in the mail the other day that was full of Christmas stuff and I could barely contain my glee!

So, you know what's coming next, right?  The soccer schedule!  You know you love it.  Here 'tis:

Saturday, September 13 @ 9:00 a.m. vs. Ambassadors - Lodi - Field TBA

Saturday, September 20 @12:00 p.m. vs. Croatia Cleveland - Lodi - Field TBA

Saturday, October 4 @ 9:00 am vs. Internationals West - Lodi - Field TBA

Saturday, October 11 - (two games)  vs. NEO @ 9:00 am and Liberty @ 12:00 pm - Lodi - Fields TBA

Saturday, October 18 - Tournament.  I spoke with Mike and I don't think this date is correct.  I'll update when I know something more.  Actual game schedule TBA.

Wear boots, bring an umbrella, chair, and a blanket, etc.  You all know the drill :)

Also during this time, Nathan has a standing hockey lesson on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, and Brendan practices Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday at 6:30 pm.  Feel free to drop by and observe if you have nothing more exciting going on!  I have to say, watching Little Gretzky is quite the treat.