By Joe Ulm
For many of our Select and Academy players, the spring season starts next week. I love the start of the both fall and spring seasons, however the start of a new season also means schedules, rosters, coaches, equipment and, of course, our fields, need to be ready to go. Last week I wrote about how Eli Rades, Soli Kothari, and Sam Deibert had done an amazing job preparing the fields for the season. However, there are two other groups who do work on the fields; work that’s essential for us to play soccer: The Village of Sussex and City of Pewaukee Parks Maintenance teams.
The effort these people put into the fields goes mostly unseen, yet the work required to maintain the fields is extensive. Mowing, weed control, fertilization, aeration, and watering, are just the start. With over 700 players in the club, each spending an average of 80 hours of time on the fields each year, our players put the fields through about 56,000 hours of cleat-pounding wear and tear every year! And that means the fields require constant maintenance. Yet, Armory Park is always in great shape and the condition of the fields at PSC continues to improve by huge leaps each season. That’s pretty amazing if you ask me.
So if you run across Thom Berres at Armory Park – or if you run across Dan Neubauer at PSC (or any of their team members), consider thanking them for all the work they do. Because it’s their effort that makes what we do, possible. And, of course, it’s another great way for all of us to stay United.
Stay United, everyone.