Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sparse Practice

An extremely disappointing turnout tonight at practice, we could not even come close to any kind of meaningful group much less team work.

The emphasis was then on fundamental individual drills aimed at correcting last Sunday's major errors. This is by far the hardest thing about coaching in Europe, poorly attended practices both here and in Catania the last two years make it hard to improve as a team.

That being said, the players who were at practice tonight had great enthusiasm and gave us an honest day of work. I could not be prouder of them.

Special note on two of our Junior wide receivers,

Fredrik Waldt and

Oscar Lindqvist

They never miss a Junior practice which starts an hour before the Seniors. Tonight they also stayed for the two hour Senior practice, GREAT WORK ETHIC!!!

Lucas Grip vs. Hampus Liljenberg

1 on 1 pass blocking with the God Father at QB.


As you may recall, the entire SAFF season takes a Summer break from our Kristianstad game on June 19 until we play again on August 8 at Oskarshamn. Tonight I made our first travel reservations for this period as I booked us onto a four night cruise.

Our coaching friend, Eric Slivoskey, suggested this cruise to us after his wife and kids took this same cruise last Summer. Eric is in his second year of coaching the Seinajoki Crocodiles in Finland.


On Day 1, in late June, we will ship out of Stockholm at 5:00 p.m.

The Royal Caribbean ship arrives in Tallinn, Estonia at 10:00 a.m. the next morning and we stay in port until 6:00 p.m.

On Day 3 we arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia at 8:00 a.m. and don't leave port until 11:59 p.m.

Day 4 we are at sea.

We arrive back in Stockholm at 8:00 a.m. on Day 5.

The total cost of the cruise for the two of us was only $903.96.

It should be fun, nyet?


David said...

Has your passport run out of pages yet?

That sounds like a very cool cruise. And I believe you'll be the first person I know who's actually been to Estonia.

George said...

Lots of pages left on the old passport.

How about Latvia and Lithuania?