Friday, May 19, 2006

A League of Their Own

Aidan has officially joined the world of organized sports. He is now old enough to play Soccer. He really wanted to to play t-ball this year, but the little league organization raised the age limit and he wouldn't be able to play this year OR next year. We figured since he loves sports anyway AND loves to run, why not try soccer? We were skeptical because neither Paul nor I know ANYthing about soccer, however, Aidan was thrilled at the thought.

Tonight was Aidan's first game. He did awesome!! He was nervous at first, but as soon as he opened up.....GAME ON!! He scored three goals and we were so proud of him. The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is so great. It is a volunteer program so all of the coaches are parents and take a real interest in the kids. They cheer for everyone, even if they are on the opposite team (my mom and sisters family joined us on the sidelines, so our team had a great crowd). The kids were so thrilled to have people cheering around them, regardless of who they were cheering for. Everyone gets to play and they really promote having fun. They are not at all interested in who wins or loses....they don't even keep score (did I mention Aidan scored 3 goals)!!

To celebrate, we all went for pizza afterwards. It was a really enjoyable night. I still don't have a clue what is going on in the game, but you can bet on finding me there every Friday night cheering on The Green Goblins (the team chose the name because they all liked spiderman and they wear green.)