1/14/99 from New2u99@aol.com
This is yet another response to all the letters written in response
We think that it is a shame that what is supposed to be a soccer
children is turning into a fight amongst adults. Both Ken Kolich
DePinto have been instructing our boys in soccer for many years.
It is a
wonderful thing that 2 EQUAL teams were formed this year allowing
more boys to
be able to play during this indoor soccer season. Now that the
playing in a 14 and under division, it only allows for four field
one goalie. This means that less boys are needed for each game.
By forming two
teams, we have afforded more boys playing time.
At the original tryouts, there were not enough boys to form two
EACH coach contacted individual players to see if they were interested
playing during this season. The extra contacts allowed two teams
to be formed.
The choices that each coach made were their individual decisions.
It is not up
to any of us to judge those choices. Each coach has an individual
style and demeanor. It doesn't make one better or worse
than the other. Just
as a child may love one teacher and yet another child may hate
teacher, so it can go with coaches.
Instead of pitting one coach angainst another, why can't we just
If Mr. Hamzah disagrees with the decisions of Coach Kolich and
Mr. Klunk, then
let him take his case to the powers that be. Let us not create
a soccer league
divided because of something that none of us, except the coaches
know all the facts to. Let's not react to hearsay and innuendoes.
Mamzah truly feels that his son has been discriminated against,
then he will
have to proceed through the proper channels in a proper manner.
case on the internet or in the press can only cause dissension
amongst the two
Both coaches have been intrusted with our boys. Both coaches
styles. Just as no two snowflakes are alike, neither are these
There are lessons to be learned from both of them.
Please let us remember that we are setting an example for our
children. If we
become bitter and resentful, so will they. Let us remain optimistic
that all can be resolved in a fair and peaceful manner.
Both coaches derserve praise for the time and effort that they
give our boys.
Let's be thankful for both of them and just move on.
Pete and Laurie Schiro