We have 2 playing soccer this fall. Ellie has been dying to play ever since Samantha started two years ago. Mean ol mom wasn’t ready for it though. They are both doing well so far. Ellie took some adjustment to having a late night practice after a full day of school, but otherwise, she can run with the best of them. Samantha and her teammates are finally using some basic skills that the coaches have been hammering in for years now. She can dribble!
Samantha played soccer again this season. This age group was an all-girls group. She enjoyed it, and seems to get better every season.
Samantha wanted to play soccer this year! I decided that she was old enough to add another activity, so we thought we’d give it a shot. I was a little overwhelmed at the beginning of the season because it was twice a week, in addition to gymnastics once a week, with the newness of Kindergarten too. Whew. We made it though.
At the beginning of the season, she was intimidated by the ball, and wanted to play goalie. There are no goalies in her age group though.
But in the last game of the season, she had finally figured it out and scored a goal!
She is so happy with her trophy. She keeps saying “It’s my first trophy! Don’t you like my trophy?” She had some great coaches, who emphasized having fun and team spirit. We’d love to play again next season.