ESK fields teams in the prestigious State League and those teams do very well. To only focus on those teams and ESK players playing at the pinnacle of youth soccer in Ohio will cause you to miss the essence of our wonderful organization. Last Fall, ESK organized its third U 9 Boys team playing in the AASL Travel League. Longtime ESK Coach Dave Williams was selected to coach this upstart group. Coach Dave not only has the soccer knowledge but his patient, supportive and understanding style were a perfect fit for the boys. Of course, we don’t judge success by wins/losses and we were glad of that fact when the boys went 0-6-2 in the Fall. Coach Dave, as is his nature, was undaunted and worked hard all winter with his crew on the technical and tactical aspects of the game.
We still don’t judge success by wins/losses but nobody begrudged the slight smile on Coach Dave’s face when the boys rocked the first two Spring games, 8-1 and 11-0. A huge congrats to the boys who work so hard and a huge thank you to Coach Dave for all he does for our children.