June 26, 2021, Fairfax, VA - BRYC coaches gathered to celebrate the end of another successful season.
Just having a season, during this past year and half has been a challenge, due to COVID. Our Spring 2020 season was cancelled. The Fall 2020 season had to have many accommodations, but we did play at about half our normal player count. We were all happy and excited to see the return of nearly all our players this Spring 2021, and the gradual loosening of Return to Play protocols as the season went on and vaccinations were available to the public. So it has been a long struggle... but we credit ALL our volunteers who continued to step up so we could have a season and give the kids in our area something that felt normal (when so many things did not).
So we had a LOT to celebrate!
The Coaches Challenge has a long tradition at BRYC. At the end of each season, the coaches of the girls teams take on the coaches of the boys teams. This gives our coaches a chance to play, and their kids a chance to cheer for their parent. It's ALWAYS a lot of fun!
This season, we were not sure we were going to go for it, but in the end we decided all our coaches deserved it. We pulled it together quickly and had a great group of coaches on the field ready to play. We also had a stellar group of referees who volunteered to officiate the game. They are all BRYC Executive Committee members: John Davis, Director of Referees; Elizabeth Giuliani, Treasurer; and Mark Davis, Director of All Stars. We appreciate them giving their time to celebrate our coaches!
The BOYS coaches took the honors this season winning the game 3-1. There were MANY great plays, and some amazing saves on the part of the goalies. It was really great to watch our coaches on the pitch playing!
After the game we had post-game oranges and gatorade, and every coach went home with a raffle prize.
Another season in the books... we hope everyone enjoyed their soccer season... and we hope our coaches enjoyed the game and knows how very much we appreciate EVERY person that volunteers for BRYC.
Have a GREAT summer, everyone! We look forward to seeing you back on the pitch in August!
Sincerely, the BRYC Executive Committee