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October 13, 2005

Soccer Fun

I am having a lot of fun watching Harrison and his friends play soccer. This is his first experience with organized sportsand being part of a team. I really appreciate the structure of the games for these kids, ages 5-7. There are only five kids on a team, for an actual game. The kids either play offense or defense with no offside rules. There is no goalie. An out of bounds ball is always thrown in. And best of all, they don't keep score. Well, the score is not written down or posted anywhere. We all kind of keep score in our heads.

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I am surprised at how well the kids play together. They bunch up a little and don't pass very well, but on the whole they can dribble, stop and control the ball, and take a shot on goal. Harrison has scored several times. Last week he had a flare for the dramatic. He tripped quite a few times. With each spill, the rolling and landing were more elaborate. It was quite entertaining to all of the onlookers.


Posted by jennifer at October 13, 2005 01:52 PM


Maybe you have a strunk man in the making!

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