Seth's soccer journey started right after Labor Day. We chose to move over to St. Joe Soccer this year...as Seth was ready for a little more competition as well as bigger fields and goalies. One of our biggest concerns was ending up with a coach who wasn't a Christian and focused SOLELY on winning.
We were more than thrilled when we learned that one of Seth's best buddies dads was going to be a coach...we quickly called in a coach request and ended up on team England.
So..last Saturday (Nov. 2) we played our first game and lost 0-2. We had a break...went home...warmed up and came back ready to play our 1st round of the loser's bracket.
Well...we played...Seth scored a goal and we won 1-0! That meant another small break for lunch.
Seth and his buddy Eli getting ready to play game 3!
The game ends in a tie---0-0 which means they have a 5 person penalty kickoff. And wouldn't you know it...we WIN! Seth kicked one of the goals and got it in. At this point...the kids are so pumped...the parents are in disbelief and our day gets even longer.
We warm up in the gym...get a little snack and get ready to play game #6
We played hard...but they played a little harder...we held them off for almost the whole game..but ended up losing 0-2. BUT...the kids were thrilled. They put their minds to it...played 6 games and showed some of the other teams that they were a team! We ended up coming in 3rd place...coming all the way up the loser's bracket...and lost to the team that ended up winning the whole thing.
So...the games started at 9:30 and we left at 5:00 pm..with a very wet, cold, sore and tired little boy!
On Sunday..Coach Andy had the team out to his church for a pizza party. He did a cute little award ceremony and nicknamed the entire team! Seth was named Seth "solid throughout" Layman.
We left with Grant who had a fever..but Seth stayed to play an indoor soccer game and rake some leaves.
The season was great...we got to know his buddy Eli and his family so much better...had a godly coach lovin' on our kid...and had 1 incredible Saturday that totally made the entire season!