Monday, June 1, 2009

Soccer Time!!

My friend Kristi had an idea to start our own little soccer team. We have so many 3 and 4 year old little boys around. So every Saturday morning we will get together and do a few little practice drills and then play a 15-20 minute game since that is about all these little boys can handle right now! This last Saturday we went to Kristi's house and she had nets and cones all set up and she taught them how to do a few little drills and talked to them about the basic rules to the game. She even found these cute little soccer jerseys for $1! she got blue and green ones so we can have 2 different teams. It was so fun to watch my boys play their very first soccer game together. Noah was really into it and he was all over the ball. He even made the first goal =)....Eli is not quite 3 years old yet so he doesn't quite have the attention span for this type of thing yet. He was wandering off half of the time and when he did decide to play every time he had the ball and someone kicked it away from him he would cry. It was kind of funny to watch,but hopefully as the weeks go on he will start to understand more of how the game works.
Thanks Kristi, you are an awesome coach! =) Here the kids are during the actual game.

This is them practicing kicking the ball to each other.

Here is Kristi teaching them the rules of the game

Here is Eli crying because someone took the ball away from

Here are the boys who played this week. We do have a few more boys coming to play so we will hopefully have about 5 kids on each team next week.

Kenta and I are so excited for our kids to play soccer. Kenta has always been a soccer player and we have been waiting a long time for them to be old enough to really start playing. After the game saturday I went and bought some soccer nets for the boys so they can practice in the backyard. Noah has been out there practicing quite a bit. He is definitely taking after his daddy. And his Daddy couldn't be more proud! =)


Little lou said...

What a great idea! Now you don't have to pay for a league when they are so young anyway but they still get the experience of playing.

kristi said...

Thanks for your support. It was fun and I hope we can do it a lot this summer!

Lauren said...

That is so cute! I'm so impressed that they can play. What great jerseys.