Wednesday, March 24, 2010

mabster's 1st soccer practice

it's official: i'm a SOCCER MOM!!! so tonight the mabster had her very first soccer experience at practice with the YMCA. earlier in the day, daddy met up with us during his lunch break as we let the mabster pick out her very first pair of soccer cleats/shin guards/socks/shorts/etc. of course she picks anything with pink in it. that's my girly girl. i love it. needless to say, jay and i were excited to see how she does. this is her very first organized "team" sport, and to be quite honest, i believe that team sports teach you SO much more than something one does by themselves. okay, okay, so i know she's only three and i'm getting too deep here, but ya know...teamwork rocks!! i asked her if she was excited to play, and she responded back with, "yeah, i can't wait to pick up the ball!" hmmm. goalkeeper, perhaps? this should be interesting. here she is in her soccer attire...so we get there early (and why yes, daddy even skipped his jiu jitsu so that he could watch his little girl. now that's impressive.) and start meeting the fellow parents as well as her teammates. it truly is a small world because no sooner than the coach shows up, we recognize and talk with two of the mabster's classmates at school. we keep talking and discover that they will all be in 4-K together in the same exact class. and this is for the Y...not OLS...how awesome is that? here they are...did i mention that there's a fellow g'daler on the team too who met karla maria at our local park today? again, small world. an incredibly small, small world. so the kids all gather around (9 total on her team) and start doing some stretching exercises. later, they kicked the ball to each other and then got their own chance of dribbling down the field and shooting in the goal. now this was fun to watch. the mabster seemed to prefer the zig-zag method or as daddy would say, "the scenic route." too funny. overall, she really enjoyed and can't wait to play again. good job, mabster! here are some pics...

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Soccer chicks are awesome!!! I totally agree with you about team sports. The most fun I ever had and the hardest I ever pushed myself was when I was involved in team sports.

Heather S. said...

Look at the Mabster stretching!!! Too cute!