Thursday, October 7, 2010

Better luck with the Pirates

Some of you may remember our experience with Brad playing soccer last year.  It was a bit frustrating (to put it mildly).  Brad was totally uninterested in playing and our little team was horrible, but we couldn’t quit because Joe had come the de facto coach.  Needless to say, I was a bit skeptical when he said he wanted to play again this year, but he did a short season of indoor soccer over the summer and that went well, so we decided to let him play again.  He’s doing much better this year with The Red Pirates (they let the kids pick the name).  He seems to understand the game a lot more and he’s actually become quite a good little goalie (which is the position he really likes).  He also has a friend from church, Kennedy, on his team, and one kid from his class at school, so I think that helps.  Another thing that helps is that we have 2 kids on the team named Ricardo and Ramon who are REALLY good, so we’re not getting our trash kicked every game.  I know that shouldn’t matter, but...It’s not fun when the entire game is spent going back to mid-field to kick off because the other team scored again.  I try not to be so competitive…really I do!

Anyway – here are some pictures from last night’s game.

Waiting for the game to start

In this shot Brad was getting tired of waiting and started spinning on the field…that did remind me of last year.

Action Shot:

Checking for a skinned knee

Protecting the goal

Brad has decided that screaming his “Pterodactyl Yell” at the other team as they come toward the goal is good defense.  It actually works quite well.

Lucy cheering “Go Brad!”

And this is my favorite – doing a somersault to celebrate a goal


Amy Jo said...

I love it! Those are some really awesome pictures. I really like the one where he is checking for skinned knees, and I really like how tough he is blocking that goal! Way to be Brad!

Kaycee said...

Your kids look so grown up! I didn't reconize Lucy. wow!
I just read your post about "the call" That is awesome!!