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RPAR kicks off soccer season

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Mikayla plays on The Comets team, which falls into the division for ages 9-11. Her father, Marvin Franks, a volunteer coach for the team, knew nothing of the sport until his daughter began playing. But over the last few years, the dad has watched games, both on television and at local schools, to try to understand the sport.

“I’ve been helping out (as a coach at RPAR) for about five years,” Franks said. “I saw a way to have a positive impact on the kids.”

The Comets assistant coach, Don Schillinger, also has a daughter on the team.

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