Saturday, April 21, 2007

Soccer practice #2

So we're just back from soccer practice number two. Thankfully we were a few minutes early and practice was late starting. That gave us time to "warm up" to the gym, the scary coach, and the other kids. This time BigE was running and kicking away. He's even starting to understand dribbling. Actually doing little kicks so he can run with the ball. Not every kick has to be a "giant big one".

I say thankfully that we were there early because the first 15 minutes of the practice had them sitting around. Which tends to be a little tough. I would say the average age of this class is only 3.5 years old. They just don't get drills.

Now if your still reading here is a moral in this story. Don't use an imaginary dragon as motivation to get the kids to run around an obstacle course. And running over hockey stick "snakes" ... well ... that wasn't probably a hot idea either. BigE was fine but there was one little girl who was not going back inside because of the dragon.

But I guess that's what you get with a city run program. At least I'll get 15.5% back from the Children's Fitness Tax Credit. Could be worse.

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