soccer mom for the first time. This year the boys finally were able to play soccer (there was no conflicts between football and baseball). They have been so excited and have been playing during recess at school then coming home and practicing. Both boys have wonderful coaches that are teaching them the fundamentals and helping them learn how to handle the ball. In just one short week, it is amazing how much better they have become.
Just after Kadan's game the coach motioned him over to her. I overheard a little of the conversation between him, the coach and the assistant coach. The coach was saying how Kadan is such a natural and that he knew where to position himself to take the ball down the field. She was impressed that he had never played before. Kadan came over to me beaming, "My coach thinks I am a great player." This was definitely a proud mom moment.
During the first couple of practices, Hunter would run his little heart out but would be too timid to kick the ball. Well today was a totally different story. He knew his position, he knew the strategy, and when he got the chance he clobbered the ball -- sending it to one of the forwards. The coach came up to me after the game and said how proud she was of him and how much he had improved. This was proud moment number 2.
I must admit that after only one week of being involved with soccer I am totally hooked. There is nonstop action and lots of cheering -- this is right up my alley since I just cannot keep quiet (surprise, I know) when the game gets exciting. I captured a few pictures of their first game and would love to share.