Will play for snacks
E - E's soccer season was cut VERY short thanks to a broken arm. It was a huge bummer for me because she had a great coach and a good team. I think she would have come out of her shell because she didn't really want to play and she didn't have any friends on the team. She did go and cheer them on during the games. She was bummed to miss swim. Hopefully the spring season will not involve a cast.
R - R's team had a good run. Our last game was in a heated OT battle on a freezing cold night with the wind - and it took me an hour to thaw out - we ended up losing and we had a number of teary eyed, tired girls. We had a fun time and a good run. R had a good time and scored a few goals.
This is the only pic I have of R playing since we had to divide and conquer soccer watching
M - This season started out in an interesting way - with a loss and a you need to check your emotions reminder. Her team ended up winning the championship and M played a lot throughout the season. She got picked for the County All-Star team so that extended soccer another two weeks. That was a fun run too. Fortunately the tournament was only an hour and a half away and unfortunately there was only one other team which meant a best of three series which the girls took in two games!
The cold day of the county championship - which was also H's baptism
Isn't it funny how numbers get picked? M's friend wanted to be 12 and M wasn't thrilled about 11 or 13 - and they HAVE to have numbers next to each other - so we considered birth year or birth month and this is how we got 13!
First Kibbe on the county All Star team
I can't help but smile when I see pics of these two since they've known each other since they were three weeks old.
A - I didn't see a whole lot of A's games this season between coaching and practice. The ones I did see it looked like he was learning about not running around the WHOLE entire field and there was definitely lots of smiles so there was lots of fun being had too.
C - Lady C might have broke me of coaching her - at least for a season or two. I'm pretty sure she might have risen to the occasion better/more if I was not her coach. Toward the end of the season she did make it through several games without pouting or tears - so that was some growth. I believe she score a handful of goals but snacks were definitely the major motivating factor for that group!
The Coach Mom - I could say a whole lot about this season but I'll try not to. The little girls are always fun to coach. You never know who is going to pitch a fit or surprise you with a goal. The older girls definitely required alot more strategy and managing playing time - everyone is supposed to play half of the game - took lots of brain cells to try and come up with the best/efficient line ups. True colors were shown by a handful of people this season and I'll just have to tuck those situations away into the life lessons and carry on people.