Jack here! Today I’m super excited that you clicked on this blog post/interview with the one, the only, Peter Schaale, centreback for the Halifax Wanderers.
Around this time last year was the first time I ever put up a video for CPLFever.
Peter was one of the first players we interviewed. He was so gracious and willing to come and talk to us and I am so grateful. It has now been about a year since Peter, Daddy, and I sat down like this so I was excited to get to sit down with Peter again and have a conversation!
For me (and many people) Peter has become the iconic Halifax Wanderer. A fan favourite, always giving back to the fans and community, he's a great guy and we're honoured that he came back on the show to give us a recap on what he's been doing recently and what we can expect this coming season.
In this interview we catch up, find out what he's been doing in the offseason like spending some time on the West coast, we get into pre-season training, Peter’s connection with the fans, and his coaching experience with local club Halifax County.
We also cover some of his other projects and marketing company – Did you see Halifax Wanderers Beer “The Grounds” during the Island Games? – yup that was him behind the marketing campaign! You can check out more about Peter's involvement in the marketing campaign behind the limited edition Wanderer's been here.
Football Tips From Peter Schaale
One of my favourite parts of the conversation were what he looks for in terms of development from the kids he coaches, and the tips Peter gives young players specifically on heading, and when to check your shoulder as a defender. He gets into some very specific details like his own personal “triggers” and more. Really insightful!
There were a lot of great moments and Peter is always great to chat to.
We also touch on the inaugural season, being named to the Team of the Decade for the CBU Capers, and then we look ahead to the hopefully soon-to-be-announced season. We talk about what back to training has been like in the 5v5 intrasquad tournaments – football tennis competitions that are more competitive than the Wanderers games and what it’s like to be coached by Mesut Mert.
Check out the interview below:
Included here is the timestamp that is clickable when watching the interview on YouTube.
0:00:00 Welcome Peter
0:04:36 How difficult was it with long off-season?
0:05:39 When will the new season be starting?
0:07:40 PFA Canada
0:12:12 11 aside discussion
0:14:24 While coaching what are you looking to develop? How do you transition from youth player to professional? Insights?
0:17:57 7 aside
0:19:54 Other projects, Peter’s marketing company
0:21:00 Entrepreneurship and soccer
0:23:21 The Grounds Beer
0:28:40 How did you get so involved with the community?
0:32:39 Under 23 team
0:36:20 What is U-Sports doing well to develop players?
0:38:29 How did it feel to be named All-Decade team?
0:39:55 How to get in touch with Peter for marketing help
0:40:49 Which new player are you most excited to play with
0:41:49 Which player gives you the most satisfaction to stop in training?
0:42:57 How many goals do you want to score this season?
0:44:00 Tips on heading
0:47:10 Predictions for the upcoming season?
0:48:23 Tips on defending
0:52:42 Rapid Fire Questions
So sit back and enjoy this interview with the rock of the Halifax Wanderers!
Also note, this interview is available on Podcast, so check it out!
Plus, if you want to see our first interview that we did around a year ago you can check out below.