Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

Detroit Games co-chair Karen Gordon, director Jeremy Fishman and co-chair Franci Silver along with Stacie Francombe and Carissa Mindt from Atlanta

Wanted: Maccabi Games Participants

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest next year. Aug. 4-9, 2019, to be exact. Even though the dates are about 10 months away, a call went out last week for local athletes to try out for Detroit teams and sign up for individual sports,…

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Coach Barry Brodsky (third from left) and assistant coach Allie Brodsky (holding trophy) celebrate the Birmingham Marian girls soccer team’s latest state championship with assistant coaches (from left) Peter Hensoldt, Adam Gorski, Reid Friedrichs and Mike Schimmel.

An Amazing Run

First, here’s why Birmingham Marian High School girls soccer coach Barry Brodsky doesn’t talk to the media after his team wins a game, unless it’s a state championship game. It isn’t superstition as was reported often in area newspapers during this season. “I have some young assistant coaches. I want them to get used to…

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Jewfro: Don’t Cheer For Me, Argentina, Part 2

Read Part 1 first. Adrift after the tournament, aftershocks of the F-bomb I dropped still reverberating, I stumbled onto a path toward recovery from choaching (cheering + coaching). A seemingly desperate measure that has helped me through these desperate times: Silent Soccer. As Stefan Fatsis describes it in Slate magazine, Silent Soccer is a movement…

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Ben Falik at a soccer game. Jewfro.

Jewfro: Don’t Cheer For Me, Argentina, Part I

Hi, my name is Ben and I’m an addict. I’ve had this problem for years, but I was never willing to admit it was an addiction until a Memorial Day bender that left my eyes bloodshot, voice hoarse — At risk of spoiling the suspension of disbelief, I’m going to stop here to disclaim that…

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Jewfro: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Kitchen

I’ve never met Sammy Vieder, but we live less than a mile apart and I’m pretty sure we’re related. Not related as a result of the sprawling extended family I married into almost 12 noisy years ago. Nor to be confused with my brother Sam, my cousin Sam, my nephew Sammy or my grandma’s second…

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Allie Brodsky, a two-year captain of the Kalamazoo College women’s soccer team, is greeted by teammates.

Two Knee Surgeries Later, She’s Still Playing Soccer

Above: Allie Brodsky, a two-year captain of the Kalamazoo College women’s soccer team, is greeted by teammates. Soccer and family have always been big parts of Allie Brodsky’s life. She played soccer for four years at Birmingham Marian High School (2010-2013), coached by her father, Barry Brodsky. Allie was a team captain, All-State defender, and state…

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