Bob Weiss

Ellicott City Soccer Club meets for first time

I attended the inaugural meeting of the Ellicott City Soccer Club on April 5 at Turf Valley. During the introductions, Bill Stara, the longtime high school soccer coach at Centennial and River Hill, and the club's technical director, presented one of the greatest three-minute videos I have ever seen or heard during my years in sports here. I recommend that all parents and their children find a way to have Bill repeat that message. Again, it is only three minutes long, but it is a life lesson of how to pursue your passion no matter what obstacles you face along the way. After the video, I told Bill that it was probably the best and most effective pep talk I have ever...