A Look Inside the FCHS Soccer Program

Emily Corwin, Editor in Chief

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Spring athletics has kicked off at Forsyth Central, meaning that our soccer program has come to dominate the county.  The current records for each team are:

Varsity girls: 5-8

Varsity boys: 6-7

JV girls: 4-5-1

JV boys: 5-4-2

This season, our regional rivals include teams like Lambert and Milton, both of which have provided challenging yet exciting matches in the past.  However, Varsity boys’ coach Will Gifford isn’t the least bit concerned about the success of his team when it comes to these rivals; he says, “I’m excited that county rivals will count towards the playoffs.”  He says that in order for his team to have fantastic season, he needs a better defense and an increase in offensive creativity.

 

JV boys’ coach Rick Corwin says, “Obviously, Milton and Lambert are perennially amongst the state’s elite, so they present a greater challenge than our traditional opponents,” but he’s convinced that his team will develop more as the season goes on.  Coach Corwin believes that “as always, the early part of the season is about forging a collection of talented individuals,” and he says that his team needs to work on team shape and building rapport.  

 

Varsity girls’ coach Angela Camp, while having concern about playing back-to-back games against our rivals like Lambert and Milton, has faith in her team because they are able to quickly adapt to playing with new people.  She says, “My team needs to work on the ability to finish; they play a good first half, but they don’t know how to complete the game.”

 

JV girls’ coach James Mills’ team has developed immensely as a team, and individual skills have also progressed.  He says, “What we need to develop is players playing more in the off season so that coming into the season we do not have to focus on skill, but rather spend all our time focusing on the team aspect.”  As for our new regional rivals, Coach Mills knows that contending with these teams is a process that takes time, but his team is quickly building to the level they need to be to compete and win.

 

Photo credit: Dan Kaplan, forsythcentralathletics.com

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