As with other summers, our girls are all playing soccer this summer.
Some of them started getting ready at Easter time! They really do love soccer, and it is SO much better when you have a ball that is pink and sparkling. I wonder what pink socks would do?
Soccer started in a bit of confusion since no one calls anyone anymore, and apparently no matter how many times I put in my email, the system was defaulting to an email I have not had in about 4 years. And when the emails are returned no one bothers to check out where those Masters kids are, despite the fact that my cheque was cashed and someone knew 3 kids were signed up for soccer.
So Taylor missed her first game and I did eventually manage to get her information on her team, no big deal. She wasnt thrilled with her team (most of the girls on it, are in the same class at a different school and she was pretty lonesome at first).
Warming up in the garage.
I got an email about Annika's team so SOMEONE Had my correct email address :/ She started on time and in the right place. But I had to email someone about Holly's team. HOURS before her first practice started. And if I had not gotten the email about Annika's soccer, I wouldnt have had a clue it had even started. Holly was not placed on a team. She was apparently signed up for tryouts for the competative team. Tryouts had gone on weeks before. We did not get an email or a phone call asking where she was....but they did take my money. SIGH. Maybe they thought we changed our minds but didnt need the money or another team? We got her signed up for Rec soccer again (omg) and she went out to those practices. We also signed her up for an additional practice during the week. No phone call...I happened to notice an email that went out to the entire CCRiders membership (at the correct email address...hello!) saying the practices were at this time if someone wanted to sign up. 15 minutes after practice had started. (insert big eyes rolling here). So I hustled her out the door and got her there late, but she was there. What a mess.
So everyone is in soccer. Taylor likes her team now. Annika loves hers. She has classmates on the team and even if they are kind of distracting her from the game, at least she is playing which is more than other years. And she is doing really well. She's a good little goalie! Holly is a little less than thrilled; a lot of her team is either not taking it seriously or never played before, and she's frustrated. They dont really do well, a lot of them just watch the game going on so Holly feels she has to work very hard for nothing because there is rarely anyone playing "with" her. But she is making the most of it and scoring a lot of goals. She really is the only one of the three who would care a bit about how others are affecting her game; she's pretty good. I wish I could teach her some aggression ;)
The first night of soccer raining. Rediculously raining. Torrential. LOL But soccer players are tough. they practiced. Both Holly and Annika have Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Annika loves her team!
Taylor plays U12 rec. She's not interested in competative. Next year might be a surprise for her.
Her first practice was not rainy. She is a lucky kid ;)