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Boating from St. Louis to Chicago

Craig Nowotny
Craig Nowotny

Craig Nowotny is a Saint Louis recruiting specialist who has engaged with Arthur Wright and Associates for three decades in sourcing talented candidates in the engineering, manufacturing, and operations spheres. An avid traveler, Craig Nowotny particularly enjoys boating and has taken a number of vessels up the Mississippi to Chicago and the Great Lakes.

The route from St. Louis to Chicago is one that involves passing through locks and entering the largely free-flowing Middle Mississippi, which extends more than 200 miles from Cairo to Grafton, Illinois.

At Grafton the Mississippi meets the Illinois River, where there is a noteworthy stop for boaters at the Loading Dock Bar and Restaurant. Featuring a free dock remaining from a boat building company in operation a century ago, the restaurant offers a throwback ambiance and is next to an old time ice cream parlor, fish market, and fruit stand.

The Illinois River presents a quiet, scenic route to Chicago that includes well-trafficked stops at Starved Rock State Park and the free dock in Ottawa. Ultimately, the boater arrives at the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, which stretches several miles through some of the Windy City’s busiest and most picturesque urban districts.

An Overview of Soccer Formations


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Soccer Formations
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Craig Nowotny, a business graduate of St. Louis University, has served as general manager of Arthur Wright and Associates in St. Louis, Missouri, since 1988. Outside of his management activities with the staffing firm, Craig Nowotny volunteers as an assistant coach with the local youth soccer league.

Youth soccer coaches are responsible for educating players in various areas of soccer fundamentals, including the dynamics of basic soccer formations. Formations, also known as sets, inform a team’s style of play on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field. The 4-4-2 formation, the most widely used in the game today, is often the first official set youth players will learn.

In a 4-4-2 formation, teams utilize four defenders, four midfielders, and a pair of forwards. This balanced formation provides strong defense and control of the midfield while still playing two offensive strikers. Though less popular, the 4-3-3 formation provides a similar dispersal of benefits. For comparison, a 3-4-3 set sacrifices reliable defense for a more potent offensive attack, while the unique 3-6-1 set demands constant movement and coordination among the glut of midfielders.