Did you know the offensive line was the best place to play? Darrien thinks so because he gets to push people.
We have practice every night of the week. Darrien practices on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for two hours each night. Ashlyn practices for an hour on Wednesday and an hour and a half on Friday. Emily practices only once, on Thursday, but that is quite enough for a group of five six year olds.
Oddly, the boys seem to listen to their coaches better. During Darrien's practice I rarely see a boy goofing off or not doing exactly as the coach asked, of course, if I do he is sent to run immediately. The girls on Ashlyn's team are at that age, the tween years, and are easily distracted by one another. It is quite common to hear one of the coaches remind the girls they are not to talk while the coach is talking. Emily's practice is the most entertaining. Five little girls trying to climb trees, carry each other, and turn cartwheels instead of practicing soccer is adorable, and I have to chuckle when I hear the coach say, "New rule, while at practice there will be no climbing trees." Watching Emily's practice reminds me of why I decided that kindergarten and first grade were not where I would be teaching.
Fall sports will conclude at the end of October and I am both looking forward to the end and dreading it. I hate being so busy six days a week, but I love seeing the kids play sports.