Sonshine Soccer

31 Mar
Button Boy

Button Boy

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!

 

Button Boy - stretching

Button Boy - stretching

Button Boy - kickin' it!

Button Boy - kickin' it!

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!!!!

Tiny Girly Girl

Tiny Girly Girl

Girly Girl - kickin it!

Girly Girl - kickin it!

Button Boy’s coach had a devotion after their practice, and Girly Girl’s coach spent their break talking to the kids about what he expected from them.  During half-time of the games, they will have a devotion, and I’m not sure who leads those devotions, but I am looking forward to seeing God glorified during these upcoming weeks!
We have practices & games over the next 6 weeks or so….I will be posting some pictures as the season goes on!  I am really excited about this soccer season and hope the kids have fun, too!
Girly Girl -- waiting

Girly Girl -- waiting

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2 Responses to “Sonshine Soccer”

  1. theworldofmojo March 31, 2009 at 8:05 am #

    Emily you are getting good at Photoshop and photography. Maybe you should join the Camel. It’s super cool!!!!

    Our children are awesome.

  2. Tammy April 2, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    Hi Emily,
    I love reading all your post and keeping up with you through your blog. We will have to get together some time. Maybe this summer. Tammy

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