TLC’s soccer team is half way through their season and are having a great year so far!
The soccer team is a co-ed group of 10 players from grades 9 through 12 from TLC’s Chula Vista school site. The team plays in the JCS Manzanita Athletic League, a sports league for local charter schools.
This is the fourth year TLC has had a soccer team and it has been a great way for students to stay healthy, build team working skills, and have fun! The team won the league championship their first two years and are looking to reclaim that title this year. So far the team is undefeated.
Practices are held from 3:25pm-4:25pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Tutoring is provided before practice for any student who needs extra support to ensure they can maintain strong academic skills alongside playing a sport.
TLC’s Soccer Team is coached by Education Specialist, Joe Medina. Mr. Medina says his favorite part of coaching is, “teaching the players how to work as a team as well as holding them accountable for what they do on the field (preparation, practices, sportsmanship) and off the field (keeping high grades, not getting in trouble at school).”
“I think that these tools will give them the self-esteem they need to grow up as adults and learn to make their own decisions in life when they graduate from high school. I also enjoy seeing how at the end of the season, a lot of these players become really close friends.”
Mr. Medina also praised the dedication that his players show to both soccer and school, “We have some really talented students that work really hard in practice, get along with their teammates, and have maintained a high GPA.”
Their games are held at North County Soccer Park and their upcoming schedule is listed below for anyone who wants to cheer the team on!
Upcoming Soccer Games:
March 20 – 10:00am & 11:00am (double match)