Today was the first game of the season for both Brandon and Chloe'. Noele decided that soccer wasn't her thing after only one season. Unfortunate, because she was actually pretty good. This year was also a new league since moving to Georgia. Yaya is U12 and B is U8.
Ken and I were pretty worried about today. Brandon has been all right during practice, but not great. He has the attention span of a gnat and if things aren't moving along he gets bored and quits listening and doing what he should. Chloe' has been, well, terrible during practice. Seriously, Ken and I were both saying that we were worried because we were sure the coach was wondering what the heck he was going to do with her during the game. We knew she really wasn't that bad because Ken worked w/her so much when she played before, but we were wondering if she had forgotten everything.
Game day came and thankfully they both came alive! Brandon's team lost by two and he was ticked! It wasn't for him not trying though. He was up and down the field and just did wonderfully. Unfortunately there was one boy on his team put as keeper and that's when the other team scored all their goals. He just wasn't very good. Really sweet boy though and had really no clue that he was doing badly so it never phased him. Chloe's team tied, 3-3! Yay! Her coach had said yesterday at practice that they were playing one of the best teams or the best team in the league in rec so the girls were a little worried. She was just great! She stayed in position and chased down the other girls and passed and kicked the ball when she had (and was supposed) to. She was a little upset because she missed an opportunity to kick in a goal because she got nervous and missed the ball. Her team also had a goal kick not counted because the ref blew the whistle when the ball was in the air. It went in but didn't count. Her coach was surprised I think and kept her in most of the game and kept her as midfielder most of the game. I'm sure he was wondering where she came from.
We'll see how the rest of the season goes.... For now, SO proud of my kids!