BANGOR – It’s not news to anyone that soccer is an afterthought when it comes in the most popular sports in Maine. But, that doesn’t mean in-state soccer coaches and organizations aren’t trying to improve their players.
River City FC, a local soccer club in Bangor, hosted Joe Hunt, the international projects manager for Wolverhampton FC, a team in the English Premier League. The EPL is widely regarded as one of the best soccer leagues in the world.
Hunt instructed players in training sessions Wednesday, Thursday and will have one more on Saturday.
When running sessions the Wolves coach said he looks for well-rounded players.
“So how they interact within the group how they interact with me as the coach how they interact with the other coaches as well and what sort of personality. It’s not just Wolves other clubs do it they’re very big on that it’s about getting the right people in because if they’re for example if they’re selfish and they don’t pass and they don’t want to get involved in the group they’re no good in team competition,” Hunt said.