Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Soccer Star

Whew!  I am finally getting around to posting.  First and foremost, I *think* my camera is really fixed this time.  After a few trips to the camera store, I think we figured out the problem.  I may or may not have been taking my memory card out while the camera was still on, and ruining the memory card.  ;)  Maybe I should have read the directions?  

But back to our main girl, who is now a big time soccer player.  We did the Soccer Tots thing last summer, but that didn't really work out.  She was too busy arguing with her friends over who got to sit on the purple spot.  

So on a whim I told James that I think we needed to sign Audrey up for good ol PSA Soccer this summer.  He was all for it, so we signed her up.  I don't think I really understood the kind of commitment we were getting into, with the weekly practices, games at random times during the week, etc.  But, Audrey is growing up so I need to get with the program.  

At her first practice she was a little shy at first, but then jumped right in.  But I wasn't sure how she would do at her first game.  It's 5 on 5 and the coaches aren't allowed to be on the field with them.  I was envisioning mass chaos with 3 and 4 year olds running around like crazy.  But again, she surprised me with how quickly she learns things.  She jumped right in there and RAN like crazy after the ball.  She really loved it.

This past Tuesday was her second game.  And again she exceeded our expectations.  While she ran with her teammates and found her spot during the first game, during the second game she really focused on trying to score goals.  

Here's our soccer star before her game:

Waiting with her teammates for the play to start . . .

Her favorite part of the game.  After each play has ended, the players have to run back and find their spot.  She was literally the first person back at her spot each time.

Scoring a goal!!!  

Trying to score another goal . . .

Halftime chat with Coach Cyndi

Watching the ball

We were just so impressed with how much more aggressive she was during this game.  She really went after the ball!

After Orange Crush's (her team's name) victory, they slapped hands with the other team.

She is having so much fun with this and I love seeing her learn something new.  At her game last night James showed her a picture from when he was little, in an orange uniform, playing soccer.  It was too funny.  I'll have to get that picture for a side by side comparison!  


Gerri said...

Audrey is a budding athlete! She gets in there, works hard and has fun. That is a perfect combination. How did Audrey grow up so fast? I love you sweet Audrey!

Katie said...

Wow! Good for Audrey, and good for you for making the time commitment to allow her to play on the team. You are right about Soccer Tots ... what a mess! Glad she's enjoying her soccer team!

N said...

She has the ability and the drive. Go Audrey Go!

N said...

I went back again and studied the photos. she really does seem on the BALL!!! This is wonderful for her.