Generals - Mass Young Gunners vs. REAL Boston 2012

 Young Gunners 2012 - Generals

Mass Young Gunners - Generals vs. REAL Boston 2012

Thomas Prince Field, Princeton, Ma

Sunday, May 15, 2022



The Gunners started the game tentatively, seemingly afraid to make mistakes. This caused absolute paralysis in the entire group. Before 10 minutes had elapsed into the match, they found themselves down 3-0. Not that the score meant much, but it was a reflection of their inability to get out there and simply enjoy the opportunity to play! 

Half-Time Adjustments

Clearly, the mental roadblock needed to be addressed, and the group was reminded their purpose was to enjoy the process of improving, through competition. The analogy "it is not a funeral" was literally used to make the point enjoyment needed to be the mindset. 

2nd Half- Final Result

Once the group realized making mistakes was a small part of the process, their performance was gutsy. Suddenly, players started shutting down attacking players who were previously dicing them. Suddenly, the confidence became contagious, and the group generated scoring numerous scoring opportunities and converted a couple. Though a 6-2 final, the second-half effort was encouraging to see!


Players of the Match

Cameron-  was fearless throughout the entire game. His footwork has improved significantly, which he had to put on display under a lot of pressure. Always a tough physical presence, his contribution on the field in the first half, gave his teammates a mental uplift. In goal, he displayed great ability to make key saves. 


Congrats on an outstanding performance! 


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