Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another great soccer season

Another successful soccer season closed out today. Well, not quite. The last game was postponed because of bad weather, but the end-of-season party went as planned. We'll see next week whether we can extend the 7-1-1 record to 8-1-1. In the meantime, the girls and parents fought off the rainy weather blues with the above cake and lots of other goodies.

It was also a chance for me marvel again at how many of the girls' parents are doctors (both MDs and Ph.D.s.) They seem to be endemic to this city. They include the following specialties: psychiatry, internal medicine, infectious disease, endocrinology, neurology, nutrition and aging, and risk management to name a few. We are clearly ready for any medical emergencies that might occur on the field!


Anonymous said...

It was fun! Thanks for a great season! I have always been impressed by the talents not only of the players but of the coaches and the parents!

PJ Geraghty said...

As a retired paramedic with plenty of field experience with physician "assistance," I would bet heavily that none of the specialties you mention are likely to be of much practical use in the prehospital arena.

Unless, of course, the patient was an elderly, emaciated, and schizophrenic patient with Parkinson's disease, Cushing's disease, and viral meningitis, and who tripped and fell over an unmitigated hazard. The IM doc can do the initial evaluation and then start dropping consults like donuts at a Krispy Kreme :-)

Congrats on great season!

David Golden MD said...

Luckily we had no major injuries among the kids or the spectator parents. Thanks to your experience and coaching skills the kids have really picked up much in learning the beautiful game. This goes for your assistant coaches as well. Thanks for your time and efforts this Fall season!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes--maybe baseball moreso than soccer--it IS the spectator parents who are more prone to injury!

hstan3 said...

The dearth of orthopods is noted. I wonder if they apply the knowledge and clinical experience of much higher rates of knee injury to girls in field sports and encourage their daughters into safer sports like swimming.

An orthopedic surgeon friend's four boys all competed in water polo.