21 May 2012

Soccer Youth Festival Weekend


What a weekend! The boy's soccer club hosted a tournament and between the two of them, there were nine soccer games. C plays U8, and typically they play 4 v 4 no goalie. I'm not sure how it happened, but during this tournament, they played 5 v 5 with goalie. Their team has a roster of seven children (they only had one sub for the first and last game -- none during the middle games) and the team played all four of their games in one day. To say they were exhausted by the end of the day is an understatement. But C was in heaven, playing his dream position ... goalie. He did really well at it too. Yikes -- it makes me so nervous. Something has clicked with him recently, and he's really becoming quite a good, solid player. It's really fun to see. H's team played five games, and overall, had a very successful tournament. The kids have a great time playing together. Their coach is doing some really good stuff, and H too, is improving each day. I really can see some amazing progress this year, and am so proud of him. Besides the soccer games, we also had to volunteer the event. Since I manage H's team, Brian said he would take all the hours, so he spent any free time bartending and being field marshall. We didn't have many chances to come home (Brian was there from 11:30am-9:30pm), but the couple times we did, I brought some of the boy's friends who live further away home with me so they could get a break from all the excitement. It was a crazy, crazy weekend. They sure had a blast though. In fact, when we were driving home yesterday after the last game, H said how sad he was that the tournament was over.

P.S. For some reason, I didn't end up taking one single picture of Hudson's team playing. But here you go ... their official team picture. Unfortunately missing one player.


1 comment:

Penny said...

Ooooh, la la...Cole's coach.