Dallas probably the best player on his team. He's pretty equal with his friend Derek though who has great ball control, but D seems to be everywhere. It's probably because he's played so many years, but, unfortunately the other players on his team are mostly new so it's a challenge. Dallas just loves to have fun, but he also has a coach who's not very fun this year. Everyone's a volunteer, so it's not like we are mad at her- she's doing the best she knows how! But she goes over things he learned 5 years ago, so he doesn't get excited about practices anymore. Dallas and Derek try to get her away from the boring drills of 'how to throw in a ball' by asking to play games (sharks and minnows) or just practice playing soccer, but it never works. You can tell the kids on his team are newer players because they all chase the ball around like it's the nucleus, rather than playing their positions. We understand, I mean, hey, it could be us who were the new ones, so it's no big deal. But last game he blocked the other team from scoring a goal and then took the ball down the whole field to score himself because there was never anyone to pass to. They get discouraged and give up and quit running. Maybe we will try the challenge team next time. It's just so much of a commitment!
Evan is on the field that is 25 minutes from home, so a bit farther, but still in our lovely East Mountains!
Yesterday we had to bundle up for the soccer game because it was seriously cold. Sweaters, layers of clothes and warm coats and blankets and we still ended up sitting in the car to watch D's soccer game. He was out there in a t-shirt and shorts!
Here's the pictures the kids tried to get of the deer.
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