Sunday, August 23, 2009

Soccer referee certification

My 12-year old daughter and I just finished the 2-day grade 8 soccer referee certification clinic. Now she'll be able to center little kids' games--last year she was grade 9 certified and a linesman. We're hoping to be able to work some games together as well. It'll be a great way for her to earn some spending money.

If you are interested on how to become a soccer ref in Austin see http://www.stsr.org/pages/refsfaqs.htm#1.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Two Lake Travis soccer players to play college ball

This is a very belated congratulations to my Lake Travis boys soccer players. Two outstanding young men both signed letters of intent to play at the college level:
  • Luis Barrientos signed with Cisco Junior College. Luis made the 49-4A Boys All-District Second Team.
  • Julian Soto signed with University of the Incarnate Word. Julian was named Goalkeeper MVP for District 49-4A.
A number of other Lake Travis players made the First, Second and Honorable Mention District teams. Kramer Fyfe, Micah Wagner, and Brett Zogas made the First Team. In addition to Luis, Michael Greis and Stephen Pyle made the Second Team. For Honorable Mention, Chris Aydam, Dillon Johnson, and Dylan Manos were selected.

Congratulations to all the players!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

YouTube Video of Lake Travis Soccer Game

I posted a video on YouTube for the first time. It's of the Lake Travis boys soccer team playing Travis High for the sectional championship. I used a free software called Avidemux to edit the whole game down to under 10 minutes, which is what YouTube requires. I think I still need to work on how to get the file size smaller, and how to share / link to but it's a first step.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wnz-btDV8w

Friday, July 24, 2009

LT Shootout vs Hawks 2009

The Lake Travis Soccer Team wins over Hendrickson in a shoot-out.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Now a certified math teacher

Just heard back from the TEA. I can now officially teach math. I am certified in Mathematics 4-8 (115).

Sunday, July 19, 2009

State Board of Education to revise Social Studies curriculum

This story made all the local papers of course (Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, etc.) but it also made the Wall Street Journal: