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SPORTS: BUSC U10 Select opens season with great team play

Original post made on Aug 19, 2010

Ballistic United's U10 Select team started off the season's first tournament last weekend with some great team play in four matches at the Walnut Creek Summerfest tournament, finishing off with two wins and two losses.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 19, 2010, 8:07 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Robert
a resident of Amador Estates
on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Another great .500 showing by BUSC. Weekly, this club charges fees of close to $2k per player. This is not Rec. This should only be newsworthy when these boys, who are held out to be better than others, actually win something. Mustang 6 BUSC 1... story of their lives.

Posted by Janet
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:36 am

Robert, you either had a kid (or kids) who didn't show any interest or talent in sports or you had your rear handed to you as a child. Regardless, you obviously don't have any clue about how this club is run or what the cost is to play in this league. You are way off on so many levels. I think the rec. league is looking for a publicity manager - you should apply.

Posted by Sam
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

Robert, these kids work incredibly hard in this competitive club and they deserve props regardless of if they win or lose. You're the loser. Not these kids.

Posted by SB
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 20, 2010 at 3:49 pm

The news says the Ballistics team tied the tournament 2-2. The team even shutout the Walnut Creek Extremes 4-0; but Robert doesn't want to mention that. Rather than looking at the half glass as half full, Robert chose to look at it as half-empty. That showed his pessimistic views on life. C'mon, the kids (mind you under 10 years) put in their best effort, had fun, tied the tournament and are learning. It is saddening to see people like Robert trying to sour the inspirational moments 10-year olds would like to have. Why pick on 10-year olds? If you have legitimate beef with BUSC, you should take it up with them - grown-up to grown-up.

Posted by JM
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm


FYI man..I happen to be the coach of this fantastic group of 9 year old boys, who you are choosing to try to disparage and attack.

My only question is, what do you have to gain by diminishing the efforts of a group of 9 year old boys who you don't even know?

Posted by JDS
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Kudos to the coach of the BUSC team and the kids, who tried hard and had fun. They are learning great athletic skills, how to be part of a team, and having a fun time doing it. They also know how to win with respect and lose with grace - a lesson Robert obviously never learned. Grow up Robert. These kids, coaches and parents of the BUSC team are far better people than you hope to ever be. Story of your life....

Posted by Mark
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Way to go Robert, attacking a group of 9 and 10 year olds. You're a real man. Are you feeling better about yourself?

Posted by soccermom
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:37 am

Robert also dissed the U15 Premier making it to the semifinals of the BUSC Summer Classic. This poor man must have had a very bad experience with BUSC somewhere along the way, ie, his kid got cut, or something. So he has to attack the entire club. Robert, no club is perfect, and some clubs are better than others, but BUSC has been around for along time, kids have come from as far away as Tracy and Vallejo to play with this club, and the club has produced some excellent players. I'm sorry for your bitterness, whatever its origin.

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