This year we decided to have Sebastian try out soccer for the first time. The really nice thing about how our league is set up is that we can choose a non-competitive track that just meets once a week for a 40 minute practice/drills, followed by a 20 minute scrimmage game. This is the perfect trial for us, especially since it doesn’t commit us to soccer every weekend. I’m sure those type of commitments will come soon enough….
So here is a look at Sebastian’s first 6 weeks of soccer…
There was a big kick off for the kids to run around the field, meet the coach, etc. The kids were super excited…
I think Matteo thought he would get to play too.
Testing out his new shin-guards.
He was soooo ready for his first practice. So excited to wear his tall socks and meet his teammates. Only problem…it was POURING rain.
But, I couldn’t deny that face. We hadn’t heard if practice was officially canceled – and they are supposed to play in the rain as long as there is no thunder. So I explained that the coach would have to decide and let us know. We all piled in the car and sat in the parking lot at the field (in the rain ) and they finally told us it was canceled. =( Luckily he took it okay.
The next week we were on vacation in Michigan so he missed practice, so the following week we were treated to this interesting warm up experience. He just kept saying, I don’t want to dance, I want to play soccer!
Teo and Luca wore their matching soccer outfits.
The following week they got their jerseys.
Starting to get the hang of things…
Taking a water break!
His pose for his soccer pictures.
End of practice huddle with Coach Mike.
Matteo looking all soccer player-ish. There are so many 2 year old siblings, they could have a whole team!
Kicking a goal!!!!
Playing “kick the coach” with his ball.
When the scrimmage, Sebastian always wants to be on the orange shirt team. I really think it’s his favorite part of soccer.
So thankful that Paul is able to leave work a bit early so he can meet me at the field to help keep Matteo entertained. They usually have a blast either kicking the ball around, going to the playground or just playing.
This is what practice in the rain looks like!!!
Good thing Luca loves his sling – he was warm, dry and cuddly in there the entire hour!