Mike Hitchings will be on the sidelines coaching youth soccer in Havre de Grace come Saturday morning.
Thursday morning, however, he discovered something that might change his plans.
In an email to Patch Thursday afternoon, Hitchings said the fields and soccer goals at Harford County Parks & Recreation's Chapel Road complex were vandalized some time between 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. on Thursday.
The netting on the goals was cut, and damage was inflicted to the playing surface and surrounding turf, Hitchings said.
"This field is used daily by the soccer teams in the fall and lacrosse teams in the spring," Hitchings wrote. "It took a lot of work to get them, equip them, and keep them maintained. Vandalism like this is not a faceless crime as we have games on the fields this weekend and this will impact our games both in performance of the fields, and morale of the teams."
Hitchings also reported the incident to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
A spokesperson with the Harford County Sheriff's Office wasn't immediately available to provide further information on the report, as the department was handling the death of an officer Thursday morning.
Anyone with information may contact the Harford County Sheriff's Office at 410-838-6600.