Mary just finished her first ever full soccer season. Her team name was the "Monarchs." She had a cute little team, with very fun players with fun personalities.
We were a little worried, because it is a little late to be just starting soccer, at her age. We knew she would be with girls that have been doing the sport for years, and didn't want her to feel discouraged.
We had no reason to be concerned.
Mary's unbelievable endurance and strength and coordination she has gained through gymnastics, proved to be a huge help to her!
There were several games when they didn't have enough players to sub out, so the team had to run the entire game. Mary was able to tough it out and run her heart out for the full hour. Her coach would end up putting her in whatever position they needed to fill, because someone was just lying down on the field out of fatigue.
She would just run and run and run and run.
She also picked up the sport quickly, and by the last few games was able to steal the ball, dribble down the field, and try to score numerous times. Somewhere along the way, she also picked up some little foot work tricks.
She picked it up quickly, and she really love it. We are extremely proud of her for being willing to try new things.
I think this sport will be a keeper for my kids.
|Mary is in the pink shorts on the left|