Soccer - Boys 2nd Team
Soccer - Boys 2nd Team
Each year, a player's experience is best measured by the bonds that are formed and the closeness of the team. This process of “team building” is a primary focus from the start of pre-season training through the final days in November. Raising the level of “teamness” is every bit as important as raising the level of play.
We have magnificent training and match facilities at Brooks. Each of the three teams in the program has their own pitch. Additionally, there are three back-to-back-to-back penalty areas as well as 40 X 60 yards of grids. All of the training equipment necessary for a rigorous daily program is available.
We believe that our training program is unparalleled in terms of player, team and personal development. Four days a week (in addition to the two match days) 90 to 120 minute training sessions are spirited, competitive and fun. Tactical, technical and fitness components are included daily. We prepare specific tactical plans for each upcoming opponent and evaluate each match thoroughly, with individual and team ratings.
We aspire to produce fundamentally sound players and teams. We believe in strong collective defending and creative play in the front third. Most importantly, we design training so that players learn to solve problems on the pitch, individually and collectively. The manifold success of our players at the college level and beyond is the best advertisement for our program. We firmly believe that Brooks represents one of the best combinations of a superior academic program and an elite soccer experience for our students.
Patrick Hitschler joined the Brooks community in 2017 after two years at Trinity-Pawling School, a boarding school in Pawling, New York, where he was the theater director and a member of the English and arts faculty, as well as the assistant wrestling, soccer and track coach. Prior to becoming a teacher, he worked as the assistant athletics communications director at Widener University. Hitschler graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and is a fan of all sports teams, food and traditions of the Philadelphia area.
Reid Wyatt has taught Chinese and history at the middle school, high school and college levels. Prior to Brooks, he taught, coached, and lived in a dorm at the Canterbury School. Wyatt presented on Chinese teaching strategies at the national ACTFL convention in Boston in 2016, and traveled the Silk Road in China for three weeks in the summer of 2017. He lives on campus in Russell House with his wife, T.Q., young son Philip, and their cat, Datou.