After playing T-ball this spring Abby decided that maybe soccer would be more fun so we signed her up for the rec center summer soccer league. I had asked her several times in the past but I guess it took her sister signing up to make Ella decide she wanted to try soccer too. So that is how the Frick family ended up at soccer fields (pitch) 3 nights a week this summer. Mondays and Wednesdays for Ella and Tuesdays for Abby. Abby played on her cousins’ team at least we had someone else to talk to while watching all the 4 and 5 year olds either sit in the field or all swarm the ball.
Abby and Ella both enjoyed soccer and want to do the indoor league later this fall. Neither of them are overly aggressive. We had to tell them it was ok to keep going after the ball until you or someone else on your team gets the ball. Abby was concerned about letting the other team get a turn with the ball. Ella was at a bit of a disadvantage because most of the kids she was playing with had played for a few years already. She ran around a lot but didn’t necessarily touch the ball that much. But she was running around having fun and seemed to take the constructive critism from her coach fairly well. Not so much if mom or dad tried to tell her the same thing. Ahhh, parenting an 8 year old. 😉