Happy Fourth of July to everyone from SMF!
We are heading to the beach for the long weekend. So we will be taking a break for this weekend, but we will be back in full force on July 12th at 9am (SHARP) at Bluemont Park.
While you are at the beach start practicing your "Speckies". A "specky" is a spectacular "mark" or catch. Pictured is one of the great ones.
When taking a specky it is two steps. First you have to jump up on to the player in front of you and use them as leverage before catching the ball. Don't worry we practice on our Coaches, not on real people.
See everyone on the 12th!
The summer sessions begin. Imagine a cool band and a neat catch phrase and some awesome celebrity asking if we are ready for some Aussie Rules Footy! Welcome to 2014 Saturday Morning Footy. YEAH! Unfortunately, the first week was rained out. So this week, a little rain was not going to stop us… if Arlington agreed… whew, they agreed. In spite of the weather we had a pretty strong turnout. Several new players and plenty of returning players, probably close to 30 in all. It is going to be another great season.
Coach Chris started us with some fundamental kicking and hand passing followed by the traditional Sharks and Minnows. This is always a reminder that I did not do enough cardio during the off season and that I need work on fitness. Thanks Coach Chris! After some of the basics, we decided to break off into to smaller groups.
Read more: Summer Starts in the Rain
The 2014 Summer Program is set to start Saturday June 21 after Arlington County closed the fields and cancelled the first session.
It is not too late register and the program is FREE.
You can also sign up for memberships and purchase items, although no purchases are necessary.
To register click HERE.
Arlington County has closed most of the grass fields today.
The 2014 Summer Session begins Saturday June 14 at Bluemont Park in Arlington VA. Each session will run for 90 minutes beginning at 9am (SHARP!!). Sessions will run through July 26 with a break for July 4.
The sessions are FREE and no purchases are necessary.
Read more: Summer Session Starts June 14