So we’re headed to Nathan’s soccer game in a little while. It’s the last one of the short spring season. I’m impressed with how much better the games are now than they were six weeks ago. Our coach Paul has done a great job with the team, as has Leigh, one of Nathan’s teammate’s dads, who has coaching experience and has stepped in when needed/asked.
Nathan’s enjoyed himself, though he was a little disappointed to learn that he wouldn’t be a Blue Dragon forever if he decided to play soccer again. It’s been fun to watch him develop some understanding of team sports mechanics (little things like listening quietly when the coach is talking, stopping when the whistle blows, and the like). I do wish I had video of the ball hitting him in the back of the foot when he was turned around chatting up (pretty, blonde) teammate Katie during a game.
Finally, Palmer Park has been a nice place for the games, but I tell you, I never could find a beer tent. I also noticed that none of the other dads did the full face and body paint thing. Don’t these guys have any team spirit?
Updated: Here’s a shot from the final game. That’s Nathan, Katie, and Caleb left to right.