Overview of Soccer
Soccer is not the most relaxing CCA to be in but it is sure to be a great and fun experience bonding with your teammates and training hard for the season!
Is there something about your CCA you and your fellow members think most people are unaware of that you feel needs to be shared to them?
We always start off the year with an abundance of soccer balls, but by the end of a few months of training, we will be reduced to at least half of the original. For some reason, our soccer balls always go missing.
How often do you have your trainings?
We have trainings 5 times a week during off-peak season and 3 times a week during exam periods or competition seasons.
Would you like to give us a glimpse of what trainings are usually like?
We mostly work with the ball but one training per week is focuses upon strengthening and conditioning as our Coach believes that the way to being a good team is having a fit team who can run non-stop. Trainings will last for about 2-2.5 hours and you are bound to be really tired after each training.
Any additional information to take note of?
Discipline is very important in our team. If training starts at a particular time, you are expected to report 5-10 minutes before to warm up or to take the balls to the field. Furthermore, you are required to be open to criticism as they make you a better player.
More about Soccer
Why did you choose to join this CCA?
I came in as a DSA student, but I believe that I wanted to be in the team because I was passionate about the sport. The feeling of having a team behind you at all times and the roller-coaster of emotions you experience from contributing to the CCA is just indescribable.
What would you consider to be the highlight of your CCA journey thus far?
The highlight would be losing the soccer finals in our 2017 season. After having worked so hard to make it thus far, our hearts broke when we lost the final match of the season. Of course, no one player can be blamed for what happened as we are a team and we take the loss together. However, I believe this loss has helped in motivating the J1s to work harder to win the next season, to make our seniors proud and to make a mark for ourselves. Hence, redemption 2018 is our motto for the next and upcoming season.
Noteworthy CCA milestones in the past year:
2nd in National School A Division games for 2017 season.
What about the CCA culture? What’s it like?
You have to be ready for competition for places at the start of the year. There are limited slots available and with a large number of players to choose from, there are bound to be those who are disappointed at not making it to the team. However, this does not mean they are out of our team. In our CCA, we will never leave you out of any event or outing even if you are not in the official team. Once you start training with us, you are part of our team and it always stays that way. Team chemistry as well as team spirit has always been a crucial aspect of our CCA.
In a Nutshell
To the incoming batch of juniors who will be busy pondering over the issue of CCA selection, what words would you give to those who may be keen on entering your CCA family?
I would say, be ready for competition. We already have many players fighting for places for the next season and if more join, the competition will only get fiercer. Next, make sure you are joining for the right reasons. Have the passion and the love for the sport and make sure that is your reason to join us. Many have joined us before for the sake of being in football since it is a major CCA, but many gave up after the tiring and strenuous training sessions since they did not have the passion to carry on or continue contributing to the sport. Other than that, come join us for the trials and we hope to see you then!
Kevin Wong, 17S52