Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's Soccer Time!

Soccer gets going pretty quickly out here. We had our first practice AND first game last week.  And when I say "we", I literally mean, all FIVE of us.  All three kids are playing this season. . . and I'm coaching! {With Andy as my lovely assistant}.

As far as coaching goes, I am completely unqualified as I have never played soccer in my life.  And I initially tried to get out of it; but as time ticked on and coaching positions still weren't filled. . . I gave in.  Fortunately, it's a fairly low pressure position.  I'm coaching Graydon and Curtis's team of eight 5 & 6-year-olds.  We don't keep score at the games and we're just getting them exposed to the game.  But still, I do feel a little in over my head!

Here's Miss Bella before her game.  She was pretty excited to be on the orange team.

She and Tyler ended up on the same team!

Pre-game stretches.

While I was watching Bella, I lost track of Graydon.  After looking around for a moment or two, I spotted him across the field, running on the track.

Our girl in action!

The rest of us are on the red team.

I tried to strike a delicate balance of coaching and taking a few snapshots of the kids playing.




Three hot, sweaty, and tired soccer players.

Andy had a surprise for them after the game.

New fishing rods for each of them.

We used them the next day.

1 comment:

mcbenetti said...

Looks like a lot of fun.