1. his team was really good in the fall.
2. he already knew a lot of the players.
It was a GREAT season. His team went undefeated, winning all eight of their games. They scored 27 goals and only had TWO scored on them. It was awesome! The players progressed a lot and it was neat to see them come together and work as a team more.
The championship game for the tournament was last week. We thought we had it in the bag. It's a dangerous thing to think that way. B's team ended up losing 2-1. I felt so bad for those boys. In the fall, they finished in second place by penalty kicks. And this time they lost by a single goal. Tough times. Lessons were learned.
Brandon mostly played forward (striker?) this season. They also put him in as goalie a couple of times. That stressed his parents out, but he did great and didn't allow a single goal. He's working on being more aggressive & running AT the ball instead of around it. He loves soccer and wants to try out for the middle school team next year.
A little sideline entertainment
One of 27 post-goal celebrations
Taking his turn as team co-captain
That's a whole lotta goal to cover.
But he was calm, cool...
and under control.