This week Girly Girl & Button Boy began their very first week of soccer practice! We have not played an organized sport yet, mainly because I wasn’t ready to commit them to anything too competitive while they were so young. This year, that changed. Girly Girl is ready to be a part of a team and Button Boy just needs to run and run a lot!
Frazer UMC sponsors Sonshine Soccer during the spring and fall every year. The ages are 4 – 12. They have one practice and one game per week…so, it seems perfect for our first attempt! Button Boy had his practice first…he is one of the older kids on his co-ed team. He really enjoyed running around after the soccer ball, kicking it around, and he listened to his coach very well! I was very proud of his first practice!…and he was so pooped afterward!
Girly Girl’s practice was immediately after Button Boy’s, just on a different field. Button Boy is young enough to where he is playing on a “half-field” and Girly Girl is on one of the “full-fields”….they are not professional regulation size, but big enough! I think that Girly Girl was a little intimidated at her practice for several reasons….she was the smallest child out there size wise, she may have even been the youngest, but I’m not sure….and she didn’t know much about soccer except that you kick the ball while running and try to get it into the goal. So, when her coach began talking about positions and spacing on the field — she began to panic a little. But from the sideline, we reassured her (not only did Mojo and I go to their first practices, but so did Grandmommy & Granddaddy!) that we would explain the game to her in more detail during the upcoming week so she would understand more…she then relaxed — and had fun!!!!