Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Soccer Season- Check!

I’m not sure but I think that soccer season may be over.  They had the tournament last weekend and that usually signals the end of the season.  There may be a few random games, but I think we are done! { I was so focused on getting all the water and snacks we would need for 2 boys for many hours, that I left my camera.  A friend of mine took these pictures.}

Miller told me on the way to the tournament that he doesn’t really like soccer because he gets tired.  We spoke a bit about being a part of a team and keeping commitments.  So he played in the tournament, but his heart wasn’t in it.  His soccer career may have ended.  I’m ok with that!

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I’m thinking that he’s the only kid in this picture who looks intense!  He takes after his dad is his rhino like approach to soccer! Poor girl who got in his way never even saw him coming.

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He is much happier just hanging with his friends.

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Jackson puts his whole heart into the games.  They played 4 mini games and then lost in the semi finals.  He was pretty disappointed, but that is part of learning.  Before every game I tell them to play hard and have fun.  I like to subscribe to the philosophy that if you had fun you won.  Otherwise it can be too much!

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He mostly plays goalie and for this tournament the hosts decided to abide by Bahamian Football rules which is that goalies can not use their hands.  Look at the size of the nets they were playing with.

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If you think a 7 year old can cover that net with no hands, I want to meet that 7 year old.  It was a little discouraging, but I know he will face much bigger disappointments in his life than this.

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Overall they have both had a wonderful time playing soccer and have learned a few things about sports, and more importantly about life during the season. 

As a parent, I want my kids to know just going out there and giving it their best and learning about who God made them to be is a joy to watch no matter what the score is at the end of the game.

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