The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate Gift

We arrived in Ostersund with six staff members. If you ask the players, we will only be returning with five.  Mohammad Adam and Sadaam had a hint of sincerity when they jokingly told me the team is going to do “whatever it takes” to keep Coach Mark in...
No More Silence

No More Silence

“If you look Amy in the eye, she may never stop talking!” A warm smile always cracks across my face when I hear this story. These words of caution were given to anyone who was in a rush or had somewhere to be when they happened to run into this chatty, confident...
Change in Seasons: Darfur United Team Training Camp

Change in Seasons: Darfur United Team Training Camp

Most people say there are four seasons, but for soccer players, there’s two. Soccer season. And everything else. This change in seasons isn’t evident in the breeze or seen on the trees, but it’s felt in the heart. A sense of pure exhilaration begins to occupy every...