Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Update - Soccer

Lots of stuff happened this weekend, so I'll kind of break it up into separate sections.
Saturday was our first practice at Dream Sports. The girls were in the Hoppers division for 3 and 4 year-olds. We got there early to get our uniforms on, and the girls were quick to jump into the field. We were lucky that their Tumblebus teacher Amanda was also a coach for Lil Kickers, so they were more at ease than some of the other kids.
Very little of the 50 minutes was actually soccer. They did some kicking and stopping, but mostly they played games that help them with basic listening skills, like red light - green light. Most of the other kids did okay as well. There were a couple kids who just either sat there or cried the whole time, and another who was pretty young and decided he was going to do his own thing for the entire time.
It will be interesting to see if this is like swimming lessons where at some point it just clicks and they start working together. We watched some of the older groups where they actually split up into teams, and it looks like a long way from where we are now.

My girls - Lily the more serious and Madeleine hamming it up every chance she gets.

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