Our athletes bring everything they have each and every time the step onto any playing surface. As a coach, it has been my pleasure to encourage and enjoy a front seat to the personal growth of almost every FSMN athlete that has passed through the doors in the last 3 years.
One thing I have noticed is how these students seem to understand how paramount sportsmanship and teamwork are in every aspect of the game.
I’m sure many parents who have attended a game have noticed many of our players turn down the open shot just to give their teammate a chance to score or perhaps a mid game collision happens and it’s a Falcon that extends their hands to the players involved. It is not often you encounter this incredible comprehension in an individual youth, let alone an entire team. This is the true attitude of champions.
I know that our teams will continue to show their opponents that no matter what the score you have need to have fun, play hard, and respect one another at all cost. With FSMN belonging to the LIST (League of Independent Schools) we are in a unique position to foster the right mindset by having rules in place to protect the athletes but also encourage competitive play.
I hope everyone who gets the chance to see the FSMN Falcons in action will support the positivity and sportsmanship they bring to the game.
By Jordan Sorenson, Friends School of Minnesota Coach
Jordan Sorenson has been coaching soccer, basketball and volleyball at Friends School of Minnesota since 2009. He began working at FSMN while studying Education at Hamline University. Currently, Jordan works with helping the adult disabled and in the summer tours as a professional disc golfer. Previously he has coached in the ACCYL and helped many athletes further their passion for sports.
Jordan loves spending time outdoors and up north doing anything and everything. His favorite candy is a tie between Wild Berry Skittles and Red Vines Licorice. His favorite athlete is Cal Cluttebuck of the Minnesota Wild because he plays hard and gives a 110% every shift. His favorite TV show is Big Bang Theory and he has broken 3 bones (the same one twice) in his whole life.