Hi everyone! It’s Shintaro Harada of Colorado Springs Switchbacks. This is the first time that I write my blog “In English”!! I have been blogging for about 10 years but I haven’t written my blog in English. I should’ve done this way earlier before.lol But I have finally started writing blog in English. Because I’d like people to know my idea and thoughts about soccer and send what I’m thinking about soccer. Of course I’ll keep writing this blog in Japanese as always, too.
After we spent long offseason, soccer season has finally come. It’s been 4weeks since we started preseason. I think that the team has been training very well. We are training hard, player’s attitude for training is very good and it’s very competitive as well. Of course that kind of things improve players better.
The good things that we have now are we already know each other, this is very very good thing. In last year preseason, Switchbacks have started first season. And every players didn’t even know each other at that time. So compare to that, this is much better than last preseason. Knowing the other is so important to understand and play well each other. Communicating the other, talking and understanding each other are… How important they are…
And another good thing is we can be training outside!!lol This is very very good thing, too!! In last year preseason, we had a lot more snow than this year and couldn’t play soccer outside so much. This year is mild winter and warmer in COS. When I’m training under the sunshine, smile comes out on face naturally and I really feel happiness that I can play soccer as professional even with this age(35). My 18th exciting professional season have officially started.