Saturday, September 27, 2014

Brody's 1st Soccer Experience

Like his brother Evan at 3, we signed Brody up for his first soccer class this fall.  Evan's soccer class was at an indoor soccer association.  Evan got a cute little soccer outfit and got his first sport's medal. We decided to let Brody do a soccer class at the YMCA because the location was more convenient.  Hopefully, he will enjoy the experience just as much.  He is a little more timid about the game so far, but he is doing well learning the techniques of the game.  He looked very cute dressed in big brother's old soccer uniform and cleats.  He was probably the most fully dressed soccer player on the field.  Since Evan's first game of the season was at the same time as Brody's class, Daddy and Mommy had to split up.  Mommy went to Brody's class, and Daddy went to Evan's game.  I let Daddy take our new camera with him to capture Evan in action since I wasn't really sure how Brody would act at the first class.  I took our old camera to take pictures, but I forgot I had removed the memory card so the camera couldn't hold more than a couple of pictures.  I did take a few pictures on my phone though.  He did well learning to stop, trap, and pass the ball and playing a thrilling game of red light green light to learn to dribble.

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We tried to get a brother shot together on the first day of soccer, but Brody wanted nothing to do with it. 

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Evan trying to coax Brody to smile. 


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But Brody refused and just walked away.  Ha!

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He actually did very well the first day.  He was timid, but he tried to do everything as instructed.  

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When they played red light green light, he was usually one of the slowest and last players just because he refused to go fast. 

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Coach teaching them to stop the ball with their foot. 

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He didn't listen very well when the coach said "red light," but he was usually so far behind, he just wanted to catch up. 

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He was dressed like a pro and just looked like such a big boy on the field.  It doesn't seem like he should already be old enough to start playing sports.  

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Sitting and listening to the coaches. 

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It was such a dreary and cloudy day after we had a lot of rain the night before so it was very humid, and he was a sweaty mess by the end. 

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The next week's class had much better weather conditions, and Daddy and Evan got to attend.  

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Showing Daddy how he can kick the ball. 

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Trapping the ball.

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Dribbling

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Our adorable little soccer player

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He seemed ready for a good day of soccer in the beginning, but with Daddy there, he wanted to be very clingy. 

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Happy doing his warm up exercises.

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Arm circles.

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Jumping jacks or blasting off like a rocket.

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Beginning the class with red light green light.

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He looks happy so far.

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Big brother and him doing a soccer pass. 

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Nice throw.
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Practicing dribbling.

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Trying out being a goalie.  He didn't quite get stopping the ball from going in. 

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And this picture is just so funny to me.  Brody has a lot of skill in throwing the "pity party" to get what he wants.  When he wants something or doesn't want to do something, he will pout, hold his tummy, and say "my tummy hurts."  Or if he wants some chocolate, he'll say, "My tummy hurts.  Chocolate make it all better."  Haha!
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3 comments:

  1. Oh Brody! You are so cute you make me melt :) I love that he is getting to start soccer. What a big milestone.

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    1. Oh he both frustrates me and makes me melt! Haha! I feel that I don't write enough down about the funny and cute things he says, but I try to keep track of as much as possible because I know one day we both will get a big kick out of reading it. :-)

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  2. Oh my gosh these stubborn boys. What are we going to do with our second born sons? Well, even though he wouldn't cooperate for the pictures (I like how he was just like, "see ya, I'm out of here) and he wouldn't go fast, he did totally look the part of the professional player. Here's to a good season, Brody!

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