From “A Message from George Orwell, Silicon Valley Youth Soccer Club Asst. Director of Operations and Coach, Girls U12,” by Sharon Van Epps:

We are different from other youth soccer clubs in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resemble ours, are cowards and hypocrites. Santa Clara Revolution and Peninsula Premier come very close to us in their methods, but they don’t have the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretend, perhaps they even believe, that they have seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lies a paradise where their girls will just have fun playing off season rec basketball in the church league, where Madison may be excused from the Mustang Invitational to attend her grandmother’s 75th birthday party in Santa Barbara, or Katie C. is released from one practice a week during April and May to try a hip hop dance class at the Y, which should count as fitness training anyway. We are not like that. There is no off-season. There are no excuses. We know that no soccer club ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

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