We decided to sign Carson up for soccer this season at the YMCA. We were a little hesitant about it since Carson had never played a sport before and we weren't sure how interested he would be. He is also so shy we were worried he wouldn't want to play. So Aaron decided he would coach and I convinced his little group of friend from church to all sign up and play and BAM, we became one of those families with an extracurricular activity that we plan our Saturdays around.
Well the first game went about as expected. Carson just kind of ran around following kids, he wasn't too interested in the game and loved watching the clock count down backwards. The other team pretty much killed Carson's team and Aaron worried that Carson would feel bad. He walked up to him and asked him if he was okay and Carson said, "what's 80 plus 30?" But after the game he said it was fun and I loved hanging out with all my friends on Saturday morning and so we counted it as a success. I told everyone that I didn't think soccer was Carson's thing but he kept saying he liked it and was having fun.
He wanted to practice and both Aaron and I would practice with him in the backyard and Aaron went a few times with him up the park to practice with his friends. (His team didn't have practice) Well as the season went on he just kept getting better and then all the sudden he scored a goal. He was so excited and the season changed. He was totally into it and became that aggressive kid going after the ball and scoring goals. It was so great for his confidence. His teachers at school noticed he was a lot less shy and we just had a super fun season. Aaron loved coaching and loved the kids. All the kids got much better and had a lot of fun.
The last game we brought pizza and had a little party to get their medals. They were so cute.
The Tigers before their first game.
I was very proud of my little soccer player and we can't wait to play again in the fall.