Connor and Kyle are both playing soccer this season. Connor is playing with the 3rd and 4th graders. For the first time, he is on the bigger field with the big goals and goalies. They have really focused on learning positions, technique, and strategy more this year than in the past. He is developing and getting a little better every week and most importantly, he is really enjoying it! I especially think his defensive skills are improving. He had a make-up game last Thursday and a regular game on Saturday morning, so I was able to get a few pictures. He has a play-off game on Monday followed by either the Championship game or the consolation game on Saturday.
Kyle is playing, too, and Jeremy is coaching Kyle's team. Jeremy is really a great coach for these little ones. He is great at coaching and encouraging them. Kyle is developing more and more as a player. He has scored two goals (and he's so excited when he does) and he has learned to get into the mix of kids going for the ball rather than holding back. It has been a good season for him and you can really see his improvement since last year!
We play Upward Soccer, so at half-time, all of the kids from each field (3 fields) go to a central area to hear a short devotional. Jeremy was asked to give the devotional during Kyle's half-time this week. He did a great job! He's really good at talking to the kids on their level and making it interesting for them. Connor and Kyle were really proud to say that it was their daddy up there!
Soccer has been great this year, but I'm definitely looking forward to free Saturday mornings again! Well...until basketball starts!