Three CNSF Alumni from 2004 check in
Brandon, Sandy and Tai attended the 2004 CNSF/MSYSA International Weeks Camp together. The friendships and contacts that they have made are one of the many positive byproducts that these opportunities produce.
What’s everyone up to these days? Can you believe it’s been two years since we were all at St. James?
I’m coaching a girls u15 team, our website is http://eteamz.active.com/ecfc91white/index.cfm?subsite=1381431 . This season I’ve moved clubs, actually back to the club I grew up playing for, which is really cool. Our club site is www.emeraldcityfc.org.
I was invited to help with the District ODP ’89 girls group as an assistant coach. I’m hoping to get on the Washington State ODP Staff full time. Starting the first of the year, I’m going to start preparing to take the National "B" in the spring of ’07. I’ve heard there are always a few MLS players during the spring "B" license so it should be interesting.
I hope everyone is doing well and take care,
Greetings from the ever warm, and never snowed in area of Southern California. "The OC" if you want to get particular.
I currently have about five goalkeepers whom I personally train on a weekly basis. I am also the Goalkeeping Director of the soccer club I work for, the Long Beach Soccer Club. I also referee for the local league here on the weekends as well.
I have also found a home to play at again. Tuesday nights I play for a men’s open indoor team which proves interesting always. We won the league so it was worth it.
This summer I will continue to work for the No. 1 Soccer Camps as a staff coach and also possibly do a short stint at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. This on top of 18 units of class work and family/friends stuff. Sleep is not that important.
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing great.
Brandon "OC" Rocke
It has been a while hasn’t it. Tai, it sounds like you are really working your way up in the soccer world! Let me know how the "B" Course goes. I think I am going to go for my Advanced National Diploma this summer and I want to start on the USSF Courses soon.
Things are good in Virginia though. I am the head coach at Mary Baldwin College, a small liberal arts women’s college in the Shenandoah Valley. This was my first year, and an interesting one since I wasn’t able to recruit for the season. It was a tough one, but the girls stayed positive. I’m also in my third year of coaching for the Harrisonburg Heat Association. I have a u16 girls team and they are a blast.
Anyways, just wanted to say Hi!