MCFARLAND, Calif. — In Coach Torres’ third season with the McFarland boys soccer crew, second as a head coach, the Cougars have been dominant. They’re 4-0 by means of the primary few weeks of the season.
These boys have purchased into their coach. Listed below are only a few phrases they use to explain her.
“Devoted.” “Very robust.” “Good.”
All phrases used to explain any profitable coach. And that’s precisely her aim.
“ We wish to win. if it have been a standard season, you already know, we wish to go all the way in which,” Torres mentioned.
And, sure, Coach Torres is a girl.
“I do not see a sport as being male or feminine. The game doesn’t change, soccer is soccer regardless of who it’s or what it’s,” Torres mentioned.
However Mayra Torres is altering the norm. Whereas she will be able to’t verify if she’s the primary feminine coach of an all-boys crew within the county, she is aware of it’s uncommon.
But, she’s by no means felt that stress.
“Worrying, sure. And I feel simply teaching something is demanding. However no I by no means bought any form of unfavourable vibes from anyone. They’re superior gifted youngsters and there’s no going round that they make it simple for me,” Torres mentioned.
“First I assumed it was gonna be like very totally different however she simply our coach is simply regular as another coach,” McFarland Senior Midfielder Yahir Morales mentioned.
“She has new concepts on issues that we do not see with male coaches. She sees extra issues and, and she or he offers new views in order that we will play higher,” McFarland Senior Striker/Goalie Juan Duran mentioned.
“I feel perhaps a little bit bit higher, as a result of she brings one thing new to the desk, a brand new taste,” McFarland Senior Midfielder Jahir Angulo mentioned.
“Exterior of profitable, the aim is assist these mother and father increase gentleman,” Torres mentioned.
That lesson appears to have kicked in.
“All the time be respectful round each other and play our greatest,” Angulo mentioned.
And whereas these gamers have realized lots from their coach, they’ve additionally taught her some issues.
“That it’s alright to make errors. We attempt to be excellent and its not a chance. They mess up similar to I do and one factor they do very nicely is that they arrive again very nicely,” Torres mentioned.
A coach with a aim to win but in addition setting larger targets for different women and girls.
“Actually blissful to form of pave the way in which for, for anyone else eager to take that path to turn out to be a coach in a person’s sport if that’s what we wish to name it,” Torres mentioned.
“On the finish of the day, she’s doing her job, she’s teaching us and it’s labored out thus far,” Duran mentioned.
And she or he has one message for individuals who might doubt.
“Hold a watch out. I’m right here and I’m not going wherever and our boys are simply going to maintain enhancing,” Torres mentioned.
The 4-0 Cougars host Tehachapi on Monday.