Monday, June 29, 2009

Team Manager – Texas Spirit 94 Girls Red

Texas Spirit Logo Final I’ve accepted the position of Team Manager for my daughter’s select soccer team. I actually performed in this role about 4 years ago and am back at it for the same coach, Eddy Kovarik. Eddy has a great love for the game and his players. He’s great to work with both as a Team Manager and as a Parent. I don’t envy his job… that is trying to keep 18 sets of parents and players happy.

Briana’s team is the Texas Spirit 94 Girls Red team (formerly Texas Spirit 94 Girls White). They were in the Lake Highlands Classic DIII league. We’ll have to qualify again to be in the league at the end of July.

My Team Manager duties will kick in strong this week as we have tryouts. Player contracts, medical releases, uniform purchases, payments, etc. to keep track of. Should be a fun couple of weeks.

I’m excited about the players that are still with us and the new players that are coming on board.

Here’s what our crazy schedule looks like over the next few weeks…

Monday, June 29th – Practice at the Plano YMCA – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Tuesday, June 30th – Practice at the Plano YMCA – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Wednesday, July 1st – Tryouts – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursday, July 2nd – Scrimmage with the 93 Girls Team – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, July 3rd – Practice – 8:00am – 9:30am

Monday – Thursday, July 6th – 9th – Tryouts/Practice – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, July 11th will be a fun busy day!

· Team Car Wash at Wendy’s at the corner of Preston & Rolator – 8:00am – 11:30am

· Scrimmage against FC Dallas – Time TBD

· Team Signing Party at the Damons house (address info will be sent out later)

Sunday, July 12th – 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Texas Spirit Club Signing Party at the Plano YMCA – 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Monday – Friday, July 13th – 17th – Speed Week (2 a day training sessions) – times & locations TBD

Saturday & Sunday, July 18th & 19th – Puma Cup Tournament, Arlington

You’ve got to love soccer for a schedule like that! Now if the temperature wouldn’t be in the triple digits it would be a little more bearable.

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Role at FT

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Starting this last Monday, June 1st, I’ll be transitioning into the Business Analyst role in Product Management.  I’m really excited about working with the Development Team and having a positive impact on the Fellowship One product.  The transition into this new role will be over the next couple of months as I’m finishing up a large project in the Dallas area.

I’ve enjoyed my role as a Delivery Manager at Fellowship Technologies since September 2005.  I’ll get to use my 3 and a half years of experience in this new position.

As a Business Analyst, I’ll be assisting/working with the Product Owner/Product Manager, Scott Lowrie.  The Development Team uses Scrum which is an Agile process for software development.  One of my biggest responsibilities will be creating user stories and user acceptance tests.

I’m looking forward to getting into this position full time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

An Evening With FC Dallas

Briana, Ursula and I got to check out a scrimmage with FC Dallas against Midland’s West Texas United Sockers.  Our hometown heroes won 3-0.  We got to see Peri Marosevic score up close.  He worked hard for that goal beating 2 different defenders to slide it in past the keeper.

It was great to see the action up close at ground level.  There was so much talking out there that you don’t get to hear up in the stands.  It was a great thing for Briana to see/hear.

After the scrimmage, Briana and I got a picture with Brek Shea.  He’s been one of the latest up and comers on the team.  He’s very exciting to watch.

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