Sunday, October 6, 2013

Soccer Season Complete!

This has been an awesome soccer season for the boys.
They had fabulous coaches that taught them so much about the game...rules, technique, sportsmanship, Bible verses, and most importantly, honoring God in the process.

Char's coaches were right out on the field with the team, directing and encouraging them.  The referees allowed "do-overs," especially when the kids couldn't help but jump or run as they threw the ball in from the sideline.  One time, one of the coaches dramatically dove down and held Char's feet in place so he would stop jumping!  And they were great with Char...their energizer bunny.  The boy never stopped over the place.  Even players from other teams would stop and watch him fly down the field.  The coaches helped him focus that energy to win the ball for his team.

Char wanted to score a goal so badly.  He almost did today.   But better yet...he won an award, chosen by the coaches.  The "Other's First" Sportsmanship Recognition Award..."for his dynamite personality that encouraged the coaches, players, and parents.  And for growing in his ability to play as a team member."  He got to sign his name on the banner. 

He also earned a medal for playing, and another for learning all of the required Bible verses.
So proud of our Char!

Jacob and Amarin were able to play one more year together on the same team.
They really enjoyed this, especially when they played both forward positions.
The weather was perfect for every game they played this year...until this one.
It POURED!  Everyone was drenched...except Laura who was totally protected under my umbrella.
Each of the players, again, received a medal for playing, and one for learning all of their Bible verses.  Both boys were able to do that this year.

 Their team, and wonderful coaches.  Jacob bumps up to the next level...14 - 18 year olds. And we thought this league was fast and furious!


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