This summer Sydney was old enough to play soccer. We were all very excited. She played at Eagle River High School which is just a couple blocks from our house. Most of her neighborhood friends played with her. It was fun for us to watch Sydney and mingle with our friends who also were there watching their kids play. Sydney DID NOT like soccer. She played twice a week and every practice she would play for about 10 minutes and then either sit or wander off and be her monkey self on the football equipment. Time after time she said, "it's so boring; all you do is run." I can't blame her, that was my reasoning as a kid and so I never played....but later ran cross country in high school so go figure. We made her stick with it and at the last practice she said she liked soccer because she got a medal and they gave her cake and ice cream. I was a bit disappointed though. She never played a game. All they did was play shark and minnows, duck, duck, goose, and kick the ball a few times. Finally the last practice the older kids played a soccer game. She somehow snuck in the game w/o the coaches seeing and loved it. She was kicking the ball and keeping up with the bigger kids....until the coaches saw her and kicked her out. I'll probably give it one more try next year but with a different league that allows kids to actually play soccer. But she insists on gymnastics and deep down I think she would do well. I'm scared she will love it. I know gymnastics can be very time consuming and expensive.
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5 years ago