Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sunshine, Game Week Preparation, a Good Practice and the Small World of American Football Yet Again

Tuesday, 13 March, 2018

The Sun was out today in all of its splendid warmth!

As a result . . .

The flowers at the Villa Skorpion
started to bloom!

I decided to stay at home against my better explorer wishes in order to properly prepare for tonight's practice and continue our efforts to secure win #2 of the season on Saturday.

I got a lot of work done today and since the weather report for Wednesday calls for more sunshine, I will take advantage tomorrow and explore the city of Bergamo.

Time for flag and Senior team practices . . .

Some of our U13 players . . .

. . . on a MUCH drier Skorpion Field

Coach Enzo Petrillo firing up
the U15 troops

 U15 vs. U17 Flag Scrimmage


Nice sox on a U17 fashionista

 Senior Team Scrimmage


 Good throw Omar!

There was excellent competition tonight at practice which always makes coaching more enjoyable.

We had visitors at practice tonight. 

Dave Stireman, Hayden Frasco
and Robert Frasco

Dave and Bob are from American import players who played in Italy in the late 1980s with many of our Skorpion coaches.

Hayden is Robert's son.

They are together for a European holiday and are visiting their old EuroBall stomping grounds for a few days.

As always, there was an interesting twist as Dave and Robert have Southern California ties including having worked with none other than EuroBall legend Chris Pagliaro.

Throw in Skorpion Coach Ottavio Mengo's Sunday declaration of having played for Coach Pagliaro back in the day and that makes three former players in three days that connect the dots back to Coach Pags.

As I have stated before, Chris was instrumental in helping me get my first coaching job in EuroBall back in 2008.

Small world indeed . . .


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