Saturday is a special day...

It's the day we play our soccer games!

Today was C's "Jet Dragons" team's first game. His team really hustled on the field. C*'s coach raved about how he was aggressively going for the ball. He loves to play goalie. When he is playing another position, he certainly runs for/with the ball, but he doesn't "fight" to get the ball out of the mix. So today, he really stepped up his game.

It was a little cool but not terribly cold at all. But M* and E* were "freezing." The chairs and German rain pouncho were turned into a tent for them to huddle together.

Here is E* peeking out...ridiculous!

C*'s favorite position!

The Jet Dragons' game was tied 1-1 at the final whistle. Good job team!

As soon as the parents made the tunnel for the kids, we packed up walked over a few fields for E*'s first game! Wahoo!

Things went smoothly. The young boy who reffed was someone I knew and his mom was there too. So it was a smooth transition to becoming a "seasoned" coach who has actually played a game. We were blessed with another player who was added to our team today. L* is actually in E's preschool class too. The Strikers played extremely well! I can honestly say that players were focused most of the entire game! E* did have one run in with his head...and sat out for a few minutes. Coach Frankie helped with the subs. I walked up and down, up and down the field as the both teams dribbled back and forth.

I was so happy when we got the first and second goals...and it just kept coming. I think we ended up with 5 goals. A shut out!

After goal 3, E ran up to me and exclaimed, "Coach Dawn, it's 3-0!!!" in an excited voice. Although it's all for fun, it is nice for the team to start off on such a great note.

Here is our end of the game "Go Strikers!" huddle/cheer.

Now...to get the photographer to take more pix of the game/players than the kids huddled in the "tent!"


Lin said...

way to go... nothing like starting out as winners. looks fun and spring-y. aunt lin

Jocelyn Christensen said...

way to go !!!!!!!!!!!

marissa said...

lookin good, dawn! i didn't know you were coaching.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Good for you! Did you win? You all look so cute out there on the field! Kids are getting big :)