Sunday, April 5, 2009

Soccer Cubs

I have a marked lack of athleticism in my gene pool. Despite participating in gymnastics as a child, and later being a cheerleader and member of the track team, coordination & stamina are not my strong suits. It does not appear that Big Sis inherited my lack of athletic ability, and she can actually run and kick a ball at the same time, so we thought it might be a good idea to start her on team sports now. Saturday was our first day of Soccer Cubs.

Before we even had a chance to check her in she grabbed someone's soccer ball & started kicking it all over the field.

There are 6 members of the Purple Lollipops.

She follows instructions very well.

Mini drill

They had a 3 on 3 mini-scrimmage against the Green Gumdrops, and here she's on her way to scoring her first goal.

Unfortunately, she scored for the other team & here she's getting hollered at by #1. Good thing they don't keep score. She handles the ball pretty well for her age, but we need to work on getting her to be a little more aggressive on the field.


Suzie Bean said...

Looks like she is going to Love it. Soccer is a fun sport to watch kids play.

Joseph was a purple gumdrop too! He loves his shirt (wearing it right now) and it now makes a great pajama shirt!

Have fun Malaina and I hope the weather warms up a little for you!

Chrissy Jo said...

How fun! It sounds like she's going to do great! Way to make your first goal, Big Sis (even if it was for the other team)!

So, Amy, does this officially make you a soccer mom, or does that title require a mini-van?

That's Ms. Amy to You... said...

Oh Sweet Mary Sunshine - I never even thought about the soccer mom connection. I think I'll still resist that label until I aquiesce to the minivan. And that is NOT happening any time soon.