Saturday, September 09, 2006

I'm a soccer mom!

Gabe had his first soccer practice today! It went very well, and he absolutely loved it! Much to my surprise, there were 30-40 kids there, all his age! At first I thought it would be absolute mayhem, but the two "coaches" they had handling things did VERY well. They started by announcing that there was "ONE RULE!" to playing soccer today ... you weren't allowed to use your hands! They approached it like a fun game, which really made the little ones eager to get going. All the kids practiced kicking back and forth, stretching and then dribbling, with their parent. Asher and I sat on the side and watched Gabe and Nate have fun. I get to go with him next week! Of course, even at this age, it was interesting to watch the parents and figure out which were going to be the "nightmare" parents ... the ones who were already telling their 4-year-olds, "Come on, you can do better than that!" Yikes! But it was a lot of fun! They had a good coaching team ... a "pro" (who I'm just guessing was a recent player/coach with Sheboygan North High) and a gradeschool teacher who knows a lot about soccer, and who would breakdown what the "pro" was saying, in words that little kids would understand and find humorous. Gabe and Nate had a BLAST! Even Asher got in on the action, as you can see from the photos!

1 comment:

C Staude said...

Go Gabe!!!
Papa says to remember the "secret way" soccer players kick! He says Gabe will know what that means...

Looks pretty cool! You make a pretty soccer mom, Katie!