I was watching Jay Leno the other night. He had Rod Stewart on as a guest. (My wife loves Rod Stewart). The interesting part of the interview was the discussion about his participating in an over 50 Soccer league. I believe he is in his 60s. Ok, if he can do it, so can I.
There are a lot of people that probably do not know about Soccer in Central Indiana. There are several leagues in the area. I personally play in the over 35 category. There is also over 50, Open, Open B and I think Open C. On top of all that, there are also indoor leagues and soon to be Futsal leagues coming.
The most interesting thing I heard is the Mexican/Central American leagues around town have “450″ teams playing from Lawrence Park to Eagle Crest. It is true, every Sunday, I play at Eagle Crest and on 3 other fields, you will find non-stop Mexican/Central American league games.
It’s turning into the new Soccer culture in the city that once was only found at German Park.
The future growth of the game will be adult recreational. Since parents are a pain, former players are finding it more fun to play themselves, rather than coach kid’s teams. Sometimes, there are cook outs, beer and some good camaraderie. (This despite the fact they almost killed each other on the field)
So, I congratulate Rod Stewart on scoring his goal this weekend. Not bad for an old man. May my body hold up enough to allow me the chance to continue scoring goals well into my 60s.