Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/TeamSchedules.
Coach Holland is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has been coaching soccer for children and youth for almost ten years. She holds a Master's in Divinity from Boston University. In the Greater Boston area, Coach Holland has worked with the Super Soccer Stars and before that coached JV soccer in Southern Oregon, while serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member. She also played D1 Soccer in the Big South Conference at UNC Asheville. Along with coaching soccer, Sara coaches both basketball and crew.