This Spring, Ethan played on a YMCA soccer team.
The very first practice, he was all excited about going and playing. Then we get there, he cried almost the whole time and barely did any of the drills. I think he was intimidated and self-conscious. The first game, he would either stand on the field and cry or walk over to the sidelines and pout. OMG, for real! That was hard for Paul and I. His coach assured us in time he would start to play and have fun. He was right!
By the end of the season, Ethan was out there running and attempting to "get in there" and get the ball. I think he liked playing goalie the best. He had several great saves. It always pumped him up hearing the parents cheer for him. What is funny about this age...as they are learning the game - they look like a pack of animals just running up and down the field.
It was a great season, and Ethan is looking forward to playing again. After the last game, Coach handed out trophies and said a little something about each player. He said Ethan "was the most improved and came the farthest" player. Without a doubt, that's the truth.