I am blown away with how far he has come with the sport since the beginning of the season.
He has learned so much, and is a lot more aggressive and confident. He was on the perfect team for him, and his coaches have been wonderful. I feel like he was very blessed to be on such a great team with good kids and coaches.
Sam plays defense, so he hasn't been able to score any goals this season. He has had a lot of great saves and blocks, but every little boy wants to be able to score a goal.
During their last game, Sam's team was way ahead, so the coach decided to let the boys play different positions, for fun.
She let Sam play forward.
As soon as I saw what was going on, I said a prayer in my heart for Sam to be able to score a goal. Just one goal. I knew how much it would mean to him to be able to score a goal this season, and how much it would boost his self confidence with soccer. I prayed and prayed.
I knew Sam had the ability and the speed to do it, it was just a matter of him believing in himself.
Within minutes of ending my prayer, Sam stole the ball and began dribbling down the field. He passed to his team mate, who dribbled a little further, then passed back to Sam. Sam did a corner shot into the goal and scored!!!! The grin and elation on his little face, made me cry. I was so happy for him, and for this chance he was given.
Not only did he score, but it was an awesome play and an awesome shot!
What a way to end the season!
Sam was beaming the rest of the game, and was thrilled to finally get the king size candybar that is handed out at the end of the game for those who scored goals.
Tryouts for next year are today and tomorrow, and Sam is going into them with great confidence and a lot more skill than last year.
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