Oh what a proud day for us all...first soccer practice! Mac was so thrilled. A couple of friends and I signed our kids up through the Y. They decided to try something new this year. Instead of playing games with the 3&4 team, they decided to have "mini clinics" each Monday night to teach the basics and scrimmage play. Sounded good enough to me! Mac was super proud the day we went to Springfield to pick out his soccer gear. You just about can't find anything cuter than a tiny pair of soccer cleats!
Ready to leave for the very first practice! He loved the idea that his "kindergarteners" would protect his shins :)
Well, what sounded like a good idea amounted to a lot of chaos at the first practice. Good idea for a team of, say, ten...bad idea for a team of around twenty-five!!
Despite the sure craziness of that many kids and parents on the field, Mac did pretty well. He loved running and kicking the ball (for about the first thirty minutes of practice. Then he and Sam made up their own game to play.)
My mom snapped these shots when she was here recently. She had asked Mac to pose with his ball, and when she looked over at Drew, he had run over to get his own ball to pose with. That little thing wants to be his big brother so bad :)
-Since the first practice, things are a little better organized, but still not ideal for a 3&4 year old team. Mac is usually good for about thirty minutes and then loses interest because of the large number of people. Poor coach doesn't even have any clue what any of the kids names are...how could you?? But Mac thinks it's great, and so great it is!