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Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Undefeated Crawfish!

Can You See the Determination???

This is what happens when you come between Jack and the goal

I must say, we all enjoyed jack's first soccer season.  He was blessed to have 2 amazing coaches, who really helped all of the kids learn and improve their skills.  The kids were so cute, they named themselves the Crawfish, and the coaches were their "Crawdads."

At the beginning of the season, I was concerned that Jack was being a little lazy with his playing because he was always just on the fringes of all the action, but his coach came up to me one day and told me that Jack has great spacial awareness.  He knows just where to be.  He also told me this was an essential skill for a pilot; a skill that can't really be taught.  Wow!  What a compliment, Jack loves airplanes (his coach is a Coast Guard pilot--flies those orange rescue copters).


The coaches gave the kids a pep talk at their last practice, and explained that if they won their last game, they would be undefeated, BUT, for the first time, they would be missing a couple of their players.  The pep talk must have worked b/c, WOW, they were on fire!  Jack was so focused, he was on top of the ball, and aiming really good at the goal.  At one point, Jack was so focused, he literally ran another kid (on the other team) over!  They all did great, and won 5-0!

At the end of the game, the coach kneeled down with them for a congratulations pep talk.  It was so cute, he is really great with the kids.  I hope he is still on base next year, because I would love for him to coach Jack again.  It would also be nice to play with some of the same kids, they all became pretty good friends and Jack really looked forward to playing with them.

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