Carlos Blanco – Big Interview

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The Big Interview

 

 

Carlos Blanco

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Team: Rockets, formerly Sharks

Position: Manager

Years in League: ….?

Trophy’s: 1 x Junior One Day Cup Runners Up

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Carlos, your Rockets team have started the season very well, sitting at the top of the Junior League, what have you put this positive start down to?

Having a great bunch of boys who listen, try their best and have FUN. Scoring more goals than conceding also helps……..!!

 

This year the Junior League is as competitive as ever with every team capable of beating each other. What has made the Junior League so strong and positive, especially after the addition of two new teams last season ? 

It’s great that the teams are evenly matched. Personally I don’t like to see cricket scores week in week out. The continuity and dedication of the managers and parents must be a big influence.

 

What made you decide to manage at the Raynes Park Little League? 

I was asked by a friend, to be assistant manager for the Sharks. The rest is history……

 

What is the best part of being a coach down at the RPLL? 

I still get a little buzz just before each ko. More so at the beginning of a new season… The banter between the managers and trying to get one over them with a win (sometimes).

 

Where other Little Leagues are struggling to recruit new players and sustain themselves, RPLL is flourishing with record trial turnouts and big waiting lists, why is our league so popular and successful?

Simple, it’s well organized, has good communication between everyone and kick off is always on time. In a sometimes hectic world, when you are watching the clock, it’s always appreciated. Word of mouth is also a big influence… there are many players from my son’s school in our league. Personally I feel there is also a real feel of community were generally everyone seems to get on.

 

Since your time in the league what have been the biggest changes/improvements to the league both on and off the field? 

On the field I would say reducing the players on the pitch. This gives the boys/girls more space and time allowing them to develop and enjoy the beautiful game. Off the pitch I would say the communication between everyone involved.

 

What have been your most enjoyable highlights during your time at the RPLL?

I have enjoyed every year as a manager, however my most enjoyable years are the ones that I have managed with my son being in the same team.

Carlos & his Rockets – Junior One Day Cup Runners Up

 

 

Little League: 04.10.2012

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