Soccer team win

We finally had a win in soccer today! The team has been progressively getting better (we lost the first game 7-2) and the kids seem to be syncing very well together. I am really impressed with the kids’ development – I haven’t been able to hold an extra training sessions, but with that I think they’ll really do well.

Dominic scored the first goal, taking the ball from deep in our zone, right through a number of defenders and scored the goal! It was an amazing solo effort. Actually, all the kids excelled in the game, Matthew did a great job on attack, Daniel moved the ball really well around the defenders, Jake and Jacob doing a great job in getting the ball into the other end, Evan keeping the ball moving and passing to his teammates. I’m really proud of them all.

Jacob scored our second goal and it was a good team effort getting the ball into their end and scoring. Jacob has already won the MVP, so Dominic won it, based on his terrific effort in the first goal.

At the end of the game, we were shaking hands with the other team and I heard one of their team players telling each of players “You suck!” and so I pulled him aside and gave him a bit of an earful. I don’t think the other team was ready for my reaction and I probably over-reacted, but it put a damper on the end of the game actually. The kid ended up crying and probably I made a spectacle of myself, but I think it was for the right reasons. I’ll have to give a bit of a talk to the team next week – hopefully no-one from our team started the “You suck!” name calling – I’d be really disappointed if that was the case.

Overall, I’m really pleased with the team and I am increasing my expectations for the next games!

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