A Dog’s Life

Posted: November 22, 2011 in Argentina 2011

Left our apartment and drove to “the country”. This is what everyone calls the Estudiantes training camp outside of La Plata. It is a large campus with perimeter guards, a preK through 6 school, a huge swimming pool, picnicking areas, field hockey areas and of course football facilities. It’s beautiful and serene. The grounds are neat and orderly.

So We drove to “the country” and met the boys after breakfast. Watched all of the teams emerging from the locker rooms. All played soccer tennis over benches, chairs or whatever.

The Argentinean players are SO good. I have never seen anything like this pool of players. They all are quite good; in fact, they are amazing by our standards.

Morning training was good. Several Argentinian players were mixes in and they played 3v1s, 4v2s, 4v4s and 11v11.

Did I mention “the country” has a half dozen dogs that roam the campus freely? They are totally cool. They jog with the players and sleep under the coaches. They are with us constantly.







  1. Mary Jo Peltier says:

    Thank you so much for the blog! Our son is Sam Peltier (the one who is living in Argentina now as an exchange student and had the opportunity to join the team for this week). We’re avidly following your posts!

    Mary Jo Peltier
    (Tallahassee, FL)

    • Kevin says:

      Very glad you like it! These boys are fortunate to have this opportunity as players. And I know I’m fortunate to have this experience as a coach. This is a culture that loves football!

  2. tony says:

    Thanks Kevin, since the boys never text,
    at least we hear something nice from Argentina.
    Keep it coming

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