To the current Stallions Family:
Thank you all, players, parents, coaches and sponsors for a landmark season in Stallions History. Do not think for one minute that the lack of a championship is, in any way, a sign of a failing season. Our mission has always been to provide a safe, fun, fair and challenging experience to our athletes that is characterized by ample time carried out in a positive atmosphere. An additional management team goal is to constantly drive the organization to provide an elite sporting environment, which is a process I believe we are also accomplishing.
In the end, we cannot help not to look at wins. Even though we did not win every time out, all of our sides can look at some of their success as sources of pride and moments that will not soon, if ever, be forgotten. At the high school level, the frosh/soph efforts against Fenwick and Mt. Carmel and the varsity play-off wins at Neuqua and against Brother Rice for third place in the State championship all make the top ten in my coaching history.
The sign of any successful organization though, is not resting on past laurels, but looking ahead. Individually and collectively, we need to learn from our experiences, failures as well as successes. In my view, the dejection of defeat should last 10 minutes and the elation of victory slightly longer, then it's time to process both experiences into clearly defined steps forward, again, individually and collectively. My next post will clearly articulate my thoughts as I look ahead. With your continued support, together we'll make our next competitive season that much better!
Thanks again for your support and contributions in making this a great season. We'll see you on the pitch!
Yours in rugby,
Paul Bergman, Head Coach
USA Rugby 300 Level Certified Coach
NASC Strength and Conditioning Specialist
ACNC Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist