During a recent visit to The Villages®, former U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis stopped by The Villages Charter School to meet with the girl’s varsity and junior varsity coaches and players. We asked Coach Madison Taylor, head coach of The Villages High School Girls Varsity team and head coach to The Villages Soccer Club U19 and U15 Girls teams, what it was like to meet with such an important person in soccer. 

Photo from Madison Taylor

“Meeting Jill was such a great experience for the team. She spoke about her love for the game, and the importance of teamwork. She reminded the girls that the best lessons are usually learned from your failures, but being disciplined enough to overcome it. Jill is so successful as a coach and inspires so many soccer players and coaches throughout the world, it was an honor to have her at our practice and something we will always remember. And in her own words, she is “officially a Buffalo fan”!” – Madison Taylor

Check out today’s edition (Friday, January 3, 2020) of The Villages Daily Sun to read more on the visit titled, “Ellis Makes Mark During Villages Visit” by Tyler Breaman.