17 May 2011

Back Doing Soccer



It’s been almost a year since Josh played soccer. I had not signed him up for any after-school activity during the first term of the school year, because he had just started first grade and I wasn’t sure how he would adjust to the longer school hours compared to when he was in kindergarten.

 

We tried gymnastics last term, because his soccer class’ schedule conflicted with that of Zoë’s ballet class.  Josh wanted to do soccer again.  As luck would have it, I got a call from a friend whose sons Josh used to play soccer with.  She’d signed up her (twin) boys for a Saturday soccer class and asked if we would want to do soccer again.  The only hitch is that it’s all the way across town for us.  I gamely signed him up, though.  And I am so glad I did.  (Even though I did get lost driving there and arrived 10 minutes late!)

 

Josh was back doing something he really enjoys.  There were some of the drills that he already knew.  Some new ones, too.

Drills

 

He got to play with some boys he already knew.  It was in an outdoor pitch. {All our previous classes were indoors.}  There was more play time as opposed to time spent just doing drills.

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They played two-on-two.

Ready-to-kick

 

Josh scored two goals!

Sweet Shot Day 

Scored

 


Oh, did I mention that it’s outdoors?  I love the fact that it is.  It’s by the water. 

Outdoors

 

We made a family day out of it.  Zoë sat on Chris’s shoulders and watched from the sidelines.  Chris and I chatted with our friends in between cheering on the kids.  It was such a pleasant way to spend Saturday mornings that I am looking forward to more of these.

 

What do you look forward to on weekends?

 

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