September 10, 2014

Week 1 of the Crazy

Fall sports are in full swing and we just wrapped up the first weekend of games. It was a busy one, that's for sure.

Bud's Friday night Varsity football game - lost 25-15.

Bud's Sunday morning LAX game - won! (I don't recall the score)

Boo's Sunday afternoon soccer game - ended in a 1-1 tie, both scores on penalty kicks (more on that in a minute)

Bud's Monday night JV football game - won 36-6

So as you can see, my 12 year old is a very busy guy right now and we're busy playing chauffeur to all of these events.

Soccer ... Boo's team was recently "upgraded" to a Flight 1 team. Do you know what the means? Yeah, me either. I am still baffled by how this is all considered town soccer since so much emphasis seems to be placed on the Flight status for our team.  In a nutshell, it means we play the "best" teams in the area and play on a bigger field. In my opinion, after what I saw this past Sunday while playing on the larger field for the first time? NO ONE on our team is ready for it. Not one boy. It's too much for these 9 and 10 year old boys.

My son is feeling discouraged and he's still feeling unwanted due to the roster issue we dealt with back in May. I also recently discovered the coach lied right to my face regarding that roster issue. So all in all, it's safe to say this might be our last season with this team.  We may sit out for the spring season or play soccer somewhere else. It's "town" soccer but it's run like a club and we don't play club soccer for a reason. It's sucking all of the fun for Boo right out of the game. He's (almost) 10 years old. It shouldn't be like this.

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