Newsletter 6/17/2009

Dear Barbarians: Things happen suddenly no matter how long they take!’ It seems that as always, our indoor season came to an end just when our players and teams were making their greatest strides in their development and understanding of futsal and our style of play. We can ill-afford to continually begin each year anew only to have to begin anew all over again. While our numbers have grown significantly in some areas, our capacity[…]

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Newsletter 2/6/2009

Dear Barbarians: We are about to undertake our largest showing ever in the Northeast Regional Tournament with 7 teams’ applications having been accepted by the organizing committee. We could have entered a few more teams but things did not work out for them in the way we had hoped. Our criteria for entering a team in a nationally implicated tournament are never based on our concern over winning or losing. We are firm believers that[…]

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Newsletter 1/7/2009

Dear Barbarians: Perhaps this newsletter will bring relief to some while it may bring heartache to others. One thing for certain is it is long overdue, but many years ago I learned that if you don’t have something good to say to someone, or if you cannot say it in a positive light then why say anything at all. It some times becomes difficult to see the same errant thing over and over, and to[…]

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Newsletter 10/11/2008

Dear Barbarians: It does not look promising that we will begin training by next weekend. At this point in time we must wait for the East Pittsburgh Gym to finish their remodeling and do not anticipate being in before the first week of November. In the interim I wanted to touch base with you about how we will move forward and iron out potential problem scenarios before they arise. We will not accept players who[…]

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Newsletter 9/24/2008

Dear Barbarians: The evidence: asters, foamflowers, and goldenrod, cooler evenings, shorter daylight and longer nights: is all around us, that we will soon begin training for the 2008-2009 season. Most will begin some type of training by mid-October, the weekend of the seventeenth with the remainder beginning by the first or second weekend in November. I will have a more extensive newsletter out before we begin in earnest but the main purpose of this note[…]

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Newsletter 4/4/2008

Dear Barbarians: It seems that with every journey some thing must come to an end. Whether it is the desired end of reaching your destination or your return from, to where you began your once storied journey, things do end. When we begin there is always much fervor and such high hopes in anticipation of what may actually be our end, yet we still proceed as if we would find something more than what is.[…]

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