Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ready for Soccer!


Soccer season is starting again in our area. Primo had his first practice yesterday, and it looks like his team will be a great bunch. He is playing U8 on a team called the Racers, and for the first time in the four years he's been playing, he actually has friends on the team!

Last year was our first in the U8 division, and Primo's coach was quite talented. He treated the group like they knew what they were doing and took the time to teach them about the greats of the game. My son really grew in skills and enthusiasm as a result of that experience.

This year's team is a little younger (of course, my son is a little older, too). So, it will be fun to see them gain confidence and start working together. After last night's practice, we already know they're experts at having fun!

What we like about our soccer league is that it is entirely run by volunteers. We have been so blessed to come to know some really fantastic families through our son's participation. I'm sure this season will be no different. Besides, what better excuse is there to get outside as a family and have fun together?

We'll keep you updated with photos and recaps. We're looking forward to a great season.

Midwest Mom

4 comments:

  1. I've been thinking of putting my daughter in soccer, but was waiting until it cooled down a bit- its too dang hot to be running around outside in Texas in the summer. She's four and half, so I don't know how much of the game she will fully understand, but running around and kicking a ball? Fun!

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  2. Charli --

    You know, we started our son at age 4, and there was a huge "expectations" curve... Not for the kids, for the parents!

    4 year old soccer is all about getting the kids going toward the right goal and teaching them the hand-foot coordination of kicking the ball. If you keep your expectations reasonable and make sure your child knows that -- regardless of ability -- s/he is your *favorite* player on the soccer field, you will have a great time with it.

    -MM

    p.s. In terms of the heat, never underestimate the power of a moist towel with an ice pack or two in the cooler. And there's no better soccer snack than fresh orange slices. YUM! :)

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  3. wow the team looks tight lol!
    I can't wait to get back on the field again, i just broke my foot two weeks back while playin.. waitin for it to heal :)

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  4. Mantiz --

    Hey! Thanks for visiting the blog!

    Listen to Mom: let that foot heal before hitting the pitch, young man! LOL! =D

    If you do, we may let you 'try out' for U8! ha!

    -MM

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