Soccer Stars

Both of our little guys are becoming quite the little soccer stars.  Jack switched from outdoor soccer to an indoor team this winter, and played two sessions with the Little Stinkers.  He LOVES it!  He really does a great job and generally scores a couple goals each game.  When he plays goalie, he stays focused on the game the whole time and makes some saves.

Before this winter, Jack was really only kicking with his left foot.  We've been working with him and reminding him to use both feet, and it's paying off.  He's consistently using both feet now, and almost every week Coach Kenny proudly reports that Jack scored a goal with each of his feet.  It's amazing how far he's come from the sort of timid player that started out on his first team this fall.
The Team from left: Jaxton, Aidan, Hayden, Caroline, Nate, Beckham, Piper, Jack and Addison
It's tough to get good pictures of indoor soccer because of the plexiglass and nets, but I took a few videos:
When this session ends this week, we will be switching to t-ball for the spring and summer.  We are so excited about that as well - more on that in another post.

Charlie started doing Kickaroos at Vetta Sports this winter.  He too is wrapping up his second session.  We started with a parent and me class which involves a lot of drills.  He does well listening to the coach's instructions, most of the time.  It's funny; every week as part of their warm-up, they go back and forth on the field doing different things (run, walk backwards, fly like an airplane, etc) and every time Coach says to act like a scary monster, Charlie just walks normally.  He's apparently too cool for the monster walk.  This session started out as a parent and me class and then gradually the parents move off the field.  Last week was the first class with us off the field entirely and Charlie melted down.  Both Jason and I tried to convince him it was OK but he refused to stay out there without us.  We ended up just leaving.  This past weekend, however, Jason took him and he did great - stayed on the field alone and followed instructions.  So proud of our little guy!

A video demonstrating why it's tough for me to get videos/photos of Charlie in action - I felt like Mom of the Year when this happened.
Charlie had a bloody nose and a fat lip but wanted to get back out there and keep playing.

Our boys are definitely going to enjoy playing sports which couldn't make their sports-loving Mommy and Daddy happier!

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