Mason had his very first soccer game the Saturday before Easter! It was so exciting and fun to watch. Mason started off in the field for the first part of the game. He did great at staying with the ball, but the other team definitely out ran us when it came to speed. Only 1 of our kids was able to keep up with their speed. We did however score the first goal! And it was so, so exciting!
They put Mason in at goalie and that little boy surprised the heck out of us. He stopped every single ball that came his way! We were impressed. We even heard comments in the stands like "dude, that kid is a great goalie"! Made my little mama heart so proud. After that quarter Mason came out of the goalie position and the other team scored on the kid that replaced him! The coach was quick to put Mason back in at goalie. And I could tell the parents were happy with her choice! Mason continued to block every single ball they kicked his way. And, it was a lot of balls. The ball stayed in near our goal for a lot of the game due to the speed of the other team. Nathan and I agreed that Mason probably blocked 15-20 balls that were shot at him. It was nerve-racking, but exciting to say the least.
Oh it was awesome!! Mason had a blast and that made us so happy. We won the game 2-1. Apparently Nate had told Mason before the game that he would get $5 for every goal that he scored. Well, he played goalie the majority of the game and didn't really have a chance to score. After the game he says dad, "I didn't make any goals but I stopped like a million balls. I think that deserves $17,000 bucks!!" ha! I love this kid!
Mason had his 2nd game last Saturday, but it wasn't the best. The other team dominated us. We couldn't keep up, couldn't score and our kids were just beat. Mason played goalie the 2nd half and he left 2 or 3 balls by. He just wasn't feeling it. We later learned that he had strep throat and was feeling awful.
I also wanted to join in with Karli for 10 on Tuesday...so I thought a 10 things I love about soccer would be perfect for this soccer themed post.
1 // it's so fun to watch him play something that he loves.
2 // it gives him a chance to run off some extra energy.
3 // is there anything cuter than a little one in a uniform?
4 // he is making new friends
5 // that the games are only 30 minutes long. Perfect game length for a 5 year old's attention span.
6 // his coach is the sweetest. While she wants to win she is also very sweet with them.
7 // gives us something to do on Saturday mornings!
8 // how fearless he is when he plays goalie.
9 // he is learning to be a 'team'.
10 // that he high fives his friends and gets excited when they play good.
Is your kid(s) playing any sports right now? I didn't know how much I would enjoy soccer!!