Monday, July 2, 2012

Another Rainy Day in Thun


Switzerland has four official languages. They are German, French, Italian and Romansh.

After a great deal of research, I have learned that none of these tongues has an equivalent for the English word "Summer."

On Monday, July 2, 2012 it rained again in Thun.





I attended my last U-16 practice tonight as we have been invited to Senior team WR/DB and Special Teams coach Martin Zurbrügg's home for an American Fourth of July BBQ on Wednesday.

The U-16 team has been practicing two nights a week since before my arrival in Thun last February even though they don't have their first game until late August.

After this coming Wednesday's practice, they will take a month long break before gearing up again in August.

Open Field Tackling Drill 

Fierce 1-on-1 Competition

Michael Spring

I've mentioned Michael before as being my favorite Tiger. He has the most passion for the game of any Thun player on any of our teams.

Though a U-16 player, he is old enough to play on the U-19 team where he was a starting OLB on our 8-2 team.

Because both the U-16 and U-19 teams practice on Mondays, it meant the possibility of a two-a-day practice for the half dozen Tiger cubs that also play on both teams. This practice situation was made even harder since on most Sundays the U-19s had played a game and were usually a bit sore from the contest.

While many players missed Monday practices, Michael did not. He would attend both practices with a smile on his face and effort in his heart.

It was indeed a rare day when he was not at practice.


It's Official

Laurie and I are going to take the train to Varese, Italy to see our old friends, the Catania Elephants, win their first ever Division I Italian Football League Super Bowl title this Saturday.


1 comment:

Michael said...

Elephants Pride!