Monday, September 15, 2014

Annika's First Soccer Game

Yes, it is official, we have a soccer player in the family. Annika is on her school's 1st grade soccer team (correctly, one of the 1st grade soccer teams ... it is so popular, they had enough kids for 2 teams!) and she is loving it.

The setup is ideal -- the kids practice one hour per week and then have one game per weekend. They learn the basics of the sport, as well as how to take direction and balance fun with maintaining a work ethic.

Soccer is an ideal outlet for her competitive nature, desire to run, and love of cheering on her peers. She doesn't feel the need to be the star of the team or hog the ball, but sure love kicking the ball down the field and wound up making two goals during their game this weekend!!

The kids played hard, were appropriately aggressive, and cheered on their friends like true good sports!

Run, Annika, run!!

Annika passing the ball

Trapping the ball

Post-goal thumbs up

Post-goal thumbs up with attitude

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