The GK took a PK that was awarded to Northmont while she was still playing GK.They had 10 scorers including their keeper who I am guessing they put on the field I know Springfield is terrible but I doubt she scored on a goal kick. There is only so much you can do. We have done the same in the 2nd half of games, everyone out of position, keeper and center backs at attack, all shots must be off a cross after 5 passes, every ball must be played back to keeper, 2x a possession, skill players moved out or back, dressing JV players in etc....
I would rather have a team score, than pass around everyone for 40 minutes. But I know not everyone agrees with this. I was on a the UC team that lost 81-0 to Penn State. Joe Pa may have had his issues but unsportsmanlike behavior was not one of them. It was our job to stop them not their job to stop playing.
I agree with your statements on this thread. If my team is being beat that bad do not play keep away from my team. Play the game and let us worry about how to stop you or how to learn some great lessons.Eh, kids need to play to get better on both sides of the ball. Nobody's fault I will always disagree with passing around and teasing players, and disagree with telling people not to score. Put restrictions in place and move people around. But to say stop playing then it's not a game. 10 scorers including your keeper says to me there was no intent.
I guarantee that mom and dad aren't mad about the Springfield score. I am sure that some of the parents don't even know their kids are playing soccer. You're talking about different worlds between Springfield and the rest of the GWOC as far as girls soccer is concerned.10's ok, but 11's not? Is 8 the appropriate number? But you're mean and hate children if you score 9.
It's a sport. There are winners and losers. You learn from winning, you learn from losing. It's almost always mommy and daddy the most upset about the score. Unless you leave your stud scorer in to just keep ripping shots. Kids are resilient. Nothing worse than watching kids chase a ball with kids running around them. Imagine that happening for an entire half or more? That's way more embarrassing as a player or coach than losing by a big number especially if they are changing up the players and the style of attack.
And then what? 25 minutes to play and you’re up 9. You’ve already (one would hope) removed your top players, put your players in unfamiliar positions....now what? Goofy restrictions which make a mockery of the game? Shoot wide (as some AD’s instruct their coach)? Pull up on a breakaway with the keeper because “goals can now only be scored off a cross with your head”? Play keep away for 25 minutes (which is the most humiliating thing I’ve ever seen happen in a game)?The “good” schools stop at 9