Herding Cats (AKA Tot Soccer)

Williston parks and rec started a toddler league for soccer this year. It was the first time they had ever offered soccer for 3-5 year olds and it was a little crazy, but I am not sure what I expected; these kids are young!

I had to miss the first week of soccer because I was in Minot for the Run or Dye. My friend Nikki took lots of pictures and a few videos for me though! She sent them to me and I started crying watching Alex play soccer like a real kid.

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That's it! I'm taking my ball and going home.

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We missed the second week because we were in Bismarck for Sam to run the half marathon.

On the third week, it was a little chilly. The boys had been camping and we went straight to soccer just two minutes after they got home. Alex was tired and cranky.

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His whole life we have been telling him not to take things from other kids and then kids would take the ball from him and no one did anything about it. He is plenty competitive in other things in his life so I am sure it will cross over to sports soon.

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They were doing a drill where they were supposed to kick the ball forward and then turn around and kick it back. Alex only picked up on the "turn around" part. I could not stop laughing.

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The fourth week was the coldest week. It was windy and freezing. The kids practiced for a while and then played a game against another team and it was such a mess. "Herding cats" aptly describes the scene.

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Alex is pretty uncoordinated. It was hilarious to watch him try. I am excited to see his motor skills develop as he gets older.

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Alex giving us thumbs up!

The fifth and final week was the Jamboree. Alex was really loving it. He was having a blast running around. Sometimes he would just stand in one place and cheer on his teammates.

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He was in his own little world on the soccer field. It reminded me of how I used to make my coaches so angry because I would do cartwheels in the outfield in the middle of games. I wonder what sports Alex will fall in love with. There are so many choices!

1 comment:

Carissa and Tanner said...

Great pictures! So cute and so fun!

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