SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013
THE HILL SCHOOL, POTTSTOWN, PA
Thanks to all the players, coaches, officials, parents, fans, staff, vendors and sponsors who helped make The Match™ a success. The event featured 170 student-athletes from six states (2014-2017 graduation years). Over 25 Division II/III college coaches came to see our prospects present themselves in the context of a slightly different showcase format.
The feedback from the coaches was very positive, both with regard to the level of play and the format, which optimized opportunities to see all the participants on offense and defense, in the goal or in transition, all with very little down time. Coaches also expressed interest in the ReQRuitme QR Codes in the MatchBooks given to them when they registered. They were treated to quick tutorials on the ReQRuitme application and some were soon busy scanning codes and accessing on-line player profiles in real time on their handheld devices. Others were circling the QR Codes for review after the event.
We were particularly pleased to hear the players enjoyed the showcase and thank many of them for sharing their positive experience using social media. We also appreciated the many nice remarks we received from the parents in attendance. We welcome your continued feedback and invite you to contact us with any comments or suggestions (please click FEEDBACK). We are happy to consider opportunities to improve the event going forward.
ALL-MATCH TEAMS: Based on observations and input from the eight coaches who coached the teams in the full field Match-Ups and who managed the 7v7 games, we have selected two “All-Match” teams – one consisting of 2014/2015 players and another for the 2016/2017 group. Congratulations to the players who were recognized as All-Match Upperclassmen or Underclassman among a very large group of talented individuals. We, the Directors, were extremely impressed with the quality of our participants and the level of play on the field. We sincerely thank all our players for coming to The Match™ ready to “Light It Up!”
DVDs/HIGHLIGHT FILM: You can still obtain DVDs and/or Highlight Films from Schaf’s Video Productions, which captured high quality video footage of every game on every field during the event, including all 8 twelve-minute games played in a 7v7 format and all full-field games. This may be a great opportunity to obtain meaningful film footage and, if you are interested, highlight films, since the format was designed to maximize each player’s participation and the chance to showcase his skills. Click HERE for more information.
NOTES OF APPRECIATION: As always, a special note of thanks to our clinicians, who started us out with specialized positional instruction, and to our coaches and officials, who helped us conduct and manage the many Match-Ups in a safe and efficient manner. And a special note of thanks to The Hill School, for permitting us to use its wonderful Far Fields Complex for the event.
FINALLY, AGAIN, A HEARTFELT “THANK YOU” TO ALL PLAYERS FOR PARTICIPATING WITH GREAT EFFORT AND ENTHUSIASM IN OUR FIRST ANNUAL EVENT! WE WISH ALL OF YOU WELL AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTINUE DOING WELL IN THE CLASSROOM AND TO “FOCUS ON THE FIT,” NOT “THE FRENZY” IN YOUR COLLEGE SEARCH.