Woman Wave soccer begins preparation for 2023 season

By Drew Terhall


GREENVILLE — The Greenville Excessive Faculty soccer program has began their offseason coaching periods for the upcoming 2023 season on Could 30.

The group completed final season 3-14-1 and misplaced eight seniors to commencement. Head coach Dave Ernst mentioned it will likely be robust to fill the holes left by these seniors, however he does assume they’ve the expertise to be higher than final season’s group.

“I’ve had quite a few folks ask, ‘Hey coach, how good may you be?’ With the proper younger women in the proper spots, I believe we could possibly be higher. It’s going to be extra aggressive, quick paced with the 11 I placed on the sphere. I believe we could be higher,” Ernst mentioned. “There’s a number of expertise, there’s a number of women that don’t know any higher. Why not be good. I’ve been trying ahead to this since December.”

Ernst mentioned between now and July 31, the official begin of the autumn sports activities season, he has 18 teaching days the place the group can follow collectively.

He’ll make the most of these days to deal with ball management, which incorporates trapping, passing and motion with the ball, together with protection. Ernst mentioned he needs to be an aggressive and bodily program and has no downside letting folks know that.

The MVL incorporates a good variety of robust packages that don’t have any downside being bodily. The Woman Wave will work throughout the summer season in the direction of matching that physicality.

For the previous 4 seasons, Greenville has gained 9 video games. If the group can begin enjoying aggressive and match their convention foe’s depth, the Woman Wave can begin to see some extra wins this season.

“There’s some bodily packages within the MVL. If you happen to don’t match them, you cower down they usually win. No extra. We’re going to alter the story to Greenville. For too lengthy, it’s been the punching dummy. Not any extra,” Ernst mentioned.

Along with one other season of highschool Woman Wave soccer, the college may have a center college program for women grades 5 – 8 this fall. Ernst mentioned he has been attempting to start out a program like this for a number of years. After seeing good numbers with the indoor soccer league throughout the winter, he was capable of get this program off the bottom.

Ernst mentioned the aim of this system is to get six to eight freshmen from this system every year to type a pipeline of expertise to the highschool program. He may have assist from his assistants and different coaches to show the younger women the basics of soccer.

He mentioned assistant coach and former Woman Wave soccer participant Caitlin Beasecker will assist with the varsity program and take these classes to the center college program and work with the coaches there.

“She’s going to be with me with this program and assist with this program. However carry over the whole lot we train right here to the center college program with these coaches. That manner, they’re being taught the proper factor in order that they’re able to go after they get to highschool,” Ernst mentioned.

For now, the highschool program is in search of extra gamers. Ernst mentioned he would like to have extra gamers be part of and be part of this system.

It’s not too late for any Greenville highschool woman to affix this system. If , contact Coach Ernst at [email protected] or at 459-7967.

Contact Each day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

Originally posted 2023-05-31 14:18:40.