I would like to comment on the letter that Angela C. Lovecchio wrote. As a former soccer mother and the mother of the assistant coach, I know what sacrifices these men have made to help these girls.
They are working men and one that is going to college full time and they have private lives as well. They are always there for practices and games, whether they are at home or away. They also do participate in other soccer events for these girls.
Until you walk a mile in their shoes, please do not judge them. The attitudes of those complaining are just what no team needs. It is disrespectful to have expectations of people that are trying to be helpful when you are just on the sidelines. Volunteer to assist, be there at all times and really see how much it takes to accomplish a winning team. Please give credit where credit is due.
There are always winners and losers at every type of sporting games. You are not showing or teaching your children good ethics by judging without participating the same way these men have. Talk is cheap but labor cost. I believe that the parents have huge egos and that is what the real issue is. Get out there and assist or ask how you can help your children do a better job and then you will have a right to complain.
Think of your daughter's best interests and be proactive and maybe then there will be a turnaround. Instill your girls sportsmanship not to have disrespect for those who are attempting to help. God Bless these men for their efforts and keep up the good work.
A great deal of us are behind you all the way. Disregard negative comments made by those who talk the talk but don't walk the walk like you have.
Felice M. Haefner
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom