I recently wrote a blog post summarizing key changes in our Bay Area soccer club landscape.
In this post I wrote about Barcelona Bay Area and the possible reasons for merging with Force.
My comments were based on information I had picked up from various third party sources these last twelve months and my own interpretations of motivations for the changes at the club.
To be clear, the comments in that blog post were not based on any information from any of the principals involved with the changes at Barcelona Bay Area. They were purely third part and my own interpretations.
Today I received credible information that what I wrote wasn’t accurate and I therefore decided to immediately delete the blog post and write this public apology. I will re-post it in modified form to reflect my latest understanding of the merger.
Barcelona Bay Area and the coaches have done a lot of great work furthering soccer and youth development in our area. My blog post should not take away from that hard work and passion.
My sincerest apology for any inconveniences that this might have caused.
To be clear, I believe that the merger between the two clubs is in the best interest of both clubs and the stakeholders such as the youngsters and parents, given the changes in our youth soccer landscape.
Change doesn’t come without disruption for some, unfortunately, but that shouldn’t prevent leadership from making brave changes.
My ONLY goal for this blog is to help our local soccer community grow through helpful posts about topics such as the laws of the game, player development topics such as encouraging futsal, parents’ perspectives, soccer topics from around the world, and great examples of entertaining soccer.
I failed with that post. This has been a lesson learned in how and when to post third party information and/or personal observations and interpretations in public. And a lesson learned in responsible writing.
Wishing you all a successful 2016!