We upset people on regular basis. There are a thousand players, as many parents, and over a hundred dispersed volunteers trying to get along. Do the math. We won’t all be happy with any decision. Yet I think you’ll find a consistent attitude and culture from any of our members that have been around the club for… Read More And Toes Will Be Stepped On
“Elevator speech” is a term used to describe how you’d get your point across in a short time window, such as obviously the time from when you see someone on an elevator until one of you departs and goes on your way. Preparing one really makes you step back and find your reason with precision,… Read More The Big Picture
Traffic jams at McKinney may be the only time that the large numbers within our soccer club seem to be problematic, but I can assure you that they come to bear on a regular basis as we keep things running in the background. Last week was National Volunteer Week and I thought that absorbing some… Read More The Numbers of NASC Soccer
We will not be suing Punxsutawney Phil. He has no assets, has caused no actual damages, nor do we have any spare volunteers to handle the paperwork Seriously, with the snow, cold temperatures and damp field conditions observed during Field Day, there is no way the fields will be playable on time for practices to… Read More Spring Soccer Delays
There is a common misconception about “travel teams” at our NA Soccer Club. Many people think that you have to try-out to play on a travel team and that if they don’t make the team, their child can’t play soccer in our club. Neither are true. Our foremost mission is to help as many community… Read More Why Travel?
The vast majority of our club’s funding comes from player registration fees. We do, however, rely on the kindness of other organizations to make ends meet. Aside from the obvious gift of time from our volunteers and the mutually beneficial relationship with the municipalities and school district with which we share fields, we’d like to… Read More Thanks to Sponsors
Field closures and game cancellations are among the biggest headaches in administering soccer teams and even more so at the league level. The decision impacts so many people that it’s stressful to make and even more so based on timing and location when it comes to fast-moving localized storms. Cancelling practices is a difficult enough… Read More Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather
Simple information posting and feedback makes blogs a great way to coordinate information. There are so many volunteers and regular turnover in the club administration that we need a better way to keep continuity. The website is a great tool, but a bit complex. So much rides on its operation for registration, etc., that its… Read More Why Does NASC Need a Blog?