Riding the Pine

That’s what we used to call bench warmers. The boys first soccer game was well, interesting and tiring. They only had one practice before the game and really didn’t go over the rules of the game just that the point of the game was to kick the ball into the goal. While they looked totally cool in their uniforms (both were huge on them, one strong gust of wind and away they would go), as the game began we learned they played on two fields simultaneously. They split CaseyJ and Z Man up onto separate sides. They kept saying they needed to tuck their shirts in, problem was they were so big on them that they came un-tucked really easily. As I finished tucking in CaseyJ’s shirt he got confused and ran onto the wrong field, got upset and then decided he was done playing soccer. He sat in a chair next to me on the sideline the entire game. Our team had two no shows and two boys who didn’t want to play (one being CaseyJ) so the six kids who did play, played the entire game.

Coordination

Z man played with Ralph and Jersey and they began to work quite well as a team. He scored a goal after a kick-in by the other team bounced off his shin guards into the goal. He did well except he might have mouthed off to the other teams coach (who happened to be the dad of one of his schoolmates) and he got in trouble from his coach and from his mom and dad when we found out what he said. He got caught up in the game and said something to the effect of the other team was the losers. My thing is, I don’t care if my boys completely stink at sports but they are absolutely not allowed to be bad sports. I am pretty sure Z Man won’t do it again, it was a traumatic enough experience for him.

Throw In

We bought some cones and another soccer ball to help them practice at home. Z Man had good coordination, so does CaseyJ so we’ll work with them on some of the major points of the game and maybe they’ll understand it better and have some more fun out there. Hopefully CaseyJ will just actually agree to play!!!

Not Ready

We have practices every Thursday and games are on Saturday. If you have a wild hair and ever want to come watch the boys (read semi-controlled chaos) you can see their schedule on the We’re Here page. A few more edited photos on my flickr account.

That’s what we used to call bench warmers. The boys first soccer game was well, interesting and tiring. They only had one practice before the game and really didn’t go over the rules of the game just that the point of the game was to kick the ball into the goal. While they looked totally cool in their uniforms (both were huge on them, one strong gust of wind and away they would go), as the game began we learned they played on two fields simultaneously. They split CaseyJ and Z Man up onto separate sides. They kept saying they needed to tuck their shirts in, problem was they were so big on them that they came un-tucked really easily. As I finished tucking in CaseyJ’s shirt he got confused and ran onto the wrong field, got upset and then decided he was done playing soccer. He sat in a chair next to me on the sideline the entire game. Our team had two no shows and two boys who didn’t want to play (one being CaseyJ) so the six kids who did play, played the entire game.

Coordination

Z man played with Ralph and Jersey and they began to work quite well as a team. He scored a goal after a kick-in by the other team bounced off his shin guards into the goal. He did well except he might have mouthed off to the other teams coach (who happened to be the dad of one of his schoolmates) and he got in trouble from his coach and from his mom and dad when we found out what he said. He got caught up in the game and said something to the effect of the other team was the losers. My thing is, I don’t care if my boys completely stink at sports but they are absolutely not allowed to be bad sports. I am pretty sure Z Man won’t do it again, it was a traumatic enough experience for him.

Throw In

We bought some cones and another soccer ball to help them practice at home. Z Man had good coordination, so does CaseyJ so we’ll work with them on some of the major points of the game and maybe they’ll understand it better and have some more fun out there. Hopefully CaseyJ will just actually agree to play!!!

Not Ready

We have practices every Thursday and games are on Saturday. If you have a wild hair and ever want to come watch the boys (read semi-controlled chaos) you can see their schedule on the We’re Here page. A few more edited photos on my flickr account.

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