Thursday, September 03, 2009

Soccer!

I may have mentioned in passing that Thomas is playing soccer this fall. We started practice back in August and finally had our first game this past Saturday.


I am here to tell you I can't remember the last time I have laughed so hard. There were six little boys out on that field chasing after a ball for a solid hour. It probably took the first ten or fifteen minutes for them to understand whose goal was whose. Then those short little four and five year old legs pumped hard up and down the field as they all chased after the ball. Or each other.


After a month of practice, the boys had become pretty good at remembering to not touch the ball with their hands. They were decent at keeping it on the field, inside the touch lines. They were hilariously adorable as they dribbled the ball all over the field and made, sometimes wild, attempts at kicking it into the goal. Kicking gently and frequently to keep it close to their own feet hasn't even occurred to them yet. They kick hard and then all chase after it to see who gets to kick it next!


At this age, they don't keep score. Good thing since I know at least once our team kicked the ball into the wrong goal. They did keep up with how many goals each boy scored. Thomas scored three! In fact, he was the highest scorer on his team that day, and got to bring the team flag home with him. We are now proudly displaying a very large, very lime colored flag with their team name and mascot on it in our living room.


It's all about feng-shui people.

8 comments:

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Little people soccer is so cute; it's basically just running around, and, oh yeah, there's a ball to kick. :-) Looks like Thomas is having fun.

The Bouldins said...

Go Thomas!!!

Cheryl said...

Way to go Thomas! :)

Aunt Cheryl

Memum said...

My hunny bunny is growing up! WTG!! That's my boy!!

togetherforgood said...

That is so stinking adorable.

Sandy said...

So cute. My kids were once that little, now my oldest is a SR. They all play soccer (3 kids) and my hubs is a coach. Yep, it's soccer season! :)

TKGOFF said...

Good job Thomas! I will have to come watch a game one saturday!

Kevin said...

Okay, so, really weird, i clicked on the second picture in this post and realized that the team that Thomas was playing is coached by Kevin's brother, and the boy kicking the soccer ball in the picture is his nephew! :) ~Bethany