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Sports, Sports, Sports!!

I don’t know about your kids, but mine just finished their soccer season. It was a very big season for us. One kid went up a division, and the other was very excited to learn more about the fundamentals and play a REAL game and not just running around chasing the ball. I was Team Mom for both teams, and if you are not familiar with sports that essentially means I am the Team Manager.

My fall season has been running back and forth between soccer fields, planning practices, arranging snack schedules, designing and purchasing a soccer banner for each team, and helping to run practice and games. We play through AYSO. American Youth Soccer Organization.  We really like them because they background check and train every individual that is in contact with your children. Including the team moms. Everyone also goes through a concussion training in order to recognize when a possible concussion has occurred and how to deal with it to protect the children. AYSO is also very interested in the kids HAVING FUN while also learning the fundamentals of a team sport. They also make sure that they kids are interacting, learning good sportsmanship, and learning to organize and follow directions. We have enjoyed playing there immensely.

Now that the season is over I am in the midst of planning end of season parties or banquets. This year we are planning to have fun together as a team and go bowling. I have arranged a party at our local bowling alley, rented shoes for every player, and we will be supplied with unlimited pizza and drinks. This week I am purchasing cupcakes, plates, and napkins, and preparing gifts for our coaches and goodie bags for the team.

As a coach gift this year I purchased black canvas tote bags and had them personalized for each coach. Each of the kids is getting a handmade soccer ornament with a photo of them playing during the year on the front, and a soccer ball on the back. I am also including some squishy light up soccer balls, soccer whistles, and soccer tattoos (and a few pieces of Halloween candy I am attempting to get rid of!) I am also creating special certificates for each player for improving and having a great season. Check them out here if you have a player you want to recognize. Thank you to The Family Shopping Bag for these great printables. They also have baseball, football, and basketball.

Now that soccer season is finally over and the parties are almost ready I will begin focusing on my holiday preparations. Is anyone else a little behind like me? I hope so, I hate to be the only procrastinator.

Soccer Mania

Are you ready for World Cup Soccer???

I was fortunate to attend a few games when the World Cup was in the US. You could feel the excitement and passion in the air during the Brazil vs. Cameroon game on June 24th 1994. And what it game it was 🙂

I also had signed up for clean-up duty after the game; it took us much longer than expected to get the stadium ready for the next game probably because we were still all wound up from watching the one that just ended.

When and where I grew up most boys in my neighborhood participated in soccer during the warm months and played hockey in winter. I thought I knew how fond people were of the sport until I got involved in the World Cup. It was an experience that will forever be with me.

To help celebrate the soon to start series; here are a few soccer themed shirts carried by The Boy’s Store.

Multi Tone Soccer Shirt by Mulberribush

Soccer Themed Shirt by Wes and Willy

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