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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

It's Soccer Season!


I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We spent quite a bit of time on the soccer field this weekend.  I guess it's only fitting since Euro Cup started this weekend.  Although my three are far from competing they all played pretty well too.

This year Sydney and Haley are both on the same soccer team, which makes my life so much easier getting them to where they need to be on time.  They practice/play twice a week.  This year they are also having a bunch of "under the lights games" which means LATE games on Friday nights.  The following pics are from Friday night's  9 p.m. game (which didn't start until 9:15p.m).  Usually at about 9 p.m. the girls are making their way to bed not to play soccer at full speed.

Sydney likes to be goal keeper, because she hates to run.

She is actually quite good and can get the ball quite far with her powerful kicks.

She's not afraid of the ball hitting her in the face. 
 I cringe every time she is on the ground and I see someone trying to kick it away from her.

When she does make it out of the net, she is usually defence.  

So far this season, Haley has been playing Forward position (left, right). 
She has scored twice. Once was Friday night.

The picture above was taken towards the end of the game.

She had been giving it her all.  Just look at her tired, red face.

Then there is Anthony. 
His team name is the Blue Whales and he plays on Saturday mornings on a co-ed Under 6 team..

Anthony gives it his all when he is on the field but only when either Scott or I yell for him to "get the ball".  
But usually he is looking around or looking for us and letting us how tired he is. 
Or asking "when is snack time, I'm hungry!" although he jus had breakfast an hour before. It is hilarious to watch this age group. They all run together like a herd.
The picture above, was the best I could get from him on Saturday morning. He just wasn't in the mood for pics. oh well...

I love soccer, I honestly do.  It doesn't matter if it is at the Under 14/under 12 level or the Under 6 level. 
I love getting the kids in my soccer-mom-mobile and getting out there and cheering my kids on all summer long.  At the end of the season, I'm always sad to see it go. And sad to say goodbye to the other soccer moms that I have spent a full hour chatting with and getting to know.

So tell me, are you a soccer mom? Or do your kids play another sport?
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