Thursday, September 27, 2012

Soccer Tourney

Last weekend, I traveled with a bunch of high school girls and boys to the Kaohsiung American School (KAS). The day dawned early with a bus departure time just after six in the morning. There were two girls' volleyball teams and the high school soccer team that I coach on the bus. Groggy players plugged into music devices and tried to get some sleep during the ride that lasted a bit more than two hours. Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan, is located to the south of Taichung. This trip marked the first time that I have actually stopped here. Typically, we drive past on our way to Kenting, which is located on the southern tip of the island.

2011 Thanksgiving Trip to Kenting w/ Xian
KAS had a nice energy about it as volleyball and soccer games constantly played. My focus shifted to the soccer field located in the middle of a short track. The field was small and synthetic but made for a nice flat surface for the guys to play upon.

The day quickly heated up and players began to wilt a bit under the sun. Fortunately, short matches allowed students to get some water and rest throughout the day. Record wise we did not have that great of a showing but the players did well and began to pass the ball around a bit.

During lunch time, another coach and I took a little walk and stumbled upon this nice gate entrance.

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