It’s fall, time for kids soccer. Time for the intense competition. Time for the intricate footwork. Time for teamwork and one goal after another. Okay, who am I kidding, this is kindergarten soccer after all. The one thing I am guaranteed is entertainment! It’s an age where kids have absolutely no idea what there are doing, but have fun doing it! They don’t care and that is what makes kindergarten soccer so great and so much fun to watch. The following is a list of what happened during one of my son’s soccer games. Seriously, it all happened during one game.
Our team shoots into the other team’s goal
The other team shoots into our goal
Stealing the ball from team members
A baby on the field
A delay in game due to a 1/2 the team potty break
Kids getting hit by the ball because they are looking at their parents who are yelling at them to kick the ball
Grabbing the ball with hands
Cartwheels on the field mid-game
A temper tantrum off field (see above picture)
Food on the field
Even more tears
Not a single child listening to the coach
Posing for grandparent’s pictures instead of playing
A huge pile-up on the field
A goal is scored… or prevented… who knows….both teams claim victory
Too many kids on the field
Too few kids on the field
Our coach slapping his head in disbelief
The ball just sits there because no one is going after it
A kid lays down too tired to continue
Did I mention tears?
Our coach finally gives up
The game ends and each team jumps and cheers thinking that they have won!
That’s kindergarten soccer! I love it! I laugh and laugh. The game ends and my son comes smiling and skipping to me. He has had the time of his life and that is all that truly matters!