Saturday, September 28, 2013

Kick Off to Evan's 3rd Season of Soccer

Last Saturday was Evan's first soccer game of the season.  He played U6 his first two seasons, and he has now moved up to U8.  There are a few differences between U6 and U8 in our soccer league.  In U6, there are no goalies and only 3 players on the field at a time for each team.  In U8, there are 4 players and a goalie on the field.  Evan's team looked really good this year.  Cousin Lanny and another boy from their baseball team is on our team.  Lanny played U8 last year, and he was a little more hesitant to get in the game then since he was one of the younger and smaller members of his team.  Evan was a star on his team last year as one of the older and more experienced in U6.  This year, it appears it will be Lanny's turn to shine.  He scored 3 of his teams 5 goals, and he has some really unique soccer techniques that he seems to have "invented."  Evan didn't score this game and seemed to prefer to play a more defensive game.  He did get in on the action though so I was proud of him.  I am hoping that his confidence will continue as the season progresses.  His team did win the game 5 to 3.

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Since they got yellow and black uniforms this year, Eddie thought they should be the Killer Bees, and the kids agreed.  They had team pictures taken before the game. 

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Then, they got in a little practice before the game started.  

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Our little bee

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Lanny was having a good time. 

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They played a little drill that helped them learn to pass to their teammates and also helped them learn one another's names.  

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Does this boy look ready for action or what?

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Ready to start the game. 

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We were blessed with two girls on our team this year.  Girls are awesome at soccer!

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Evan's cheering section

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Go, Evan!

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I love the way he runs!

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Getting in on the action!

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Get that ball, Evan!

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Evan and Lanny working together to keep the ball. 

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Cousins and teammates

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I loved this shot when Brody was wearing his broken sunglasses.  One of the eye pieces had fallen out so we just removed the other one.  I think it looked like a superhero mask.  

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Eddie says the team motto should be "Don't mess with the bees!"  

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Cousin Lanny playing goalie. 

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Uh oh, someone is serious about his soccer!

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Lanny trying to recover the ball. 

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Evan got to be the goalie for a little bit, and he SURVIVED!  Haha!

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The goals were bigger this time. 

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I think maybe the team motto should be "The bees stick together."  

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We took another team photo at the end of the game because several players missed the official picture.  

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Daddy and Mommy switched up so he entertained Brody while I took some pictures.  

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Can you tell he loves Daddy? 

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Oh my, melt my heart!

Cousin Reade's 1st Soccer Game

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Poor Reade.  He injured his shoulder in an unfortunate roughhousing incident with his brother before his first game.  He attempted to still play a little, but you could tell it was hurting him.  He went to the doctor and had x-rays which showed nothing was broken, but he is still wearing a sling to keep it immobile and may miss his next couple of games because of the injury.  

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Sweet boy put on a brave face. 

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And look at him go!

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He was ready for action!

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Brody wanted to play on the playground for a little bit and bravely climbed the "rock" structure.

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Then he even wanted to swing like a big boy. 
Cute Faces

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Go, Killer Bees!  We are ready for the second game today!

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  1. You are the cutest soccer mom ever! I love all these pictures! : )

    Hope you have a good weekend.

  2. Way to go for the win Killer Bees! And good job to Lanny! That's awesome! I love your outfit, Sherry! You look so cute! The pictures of Brody and Daddy are great! Love them!!!

  3. I agree with Tracy and Kelly, you are looking really cute in these pictures :) Way to go Evan on being the goalie. I would be scared to death to be a goalie. And poor Reade :( I also think it's so cool that Lanny and Evan get to play together. Lucky boys :)


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