Part of a Team

winning and losing

Today, I was able to get a break from school work for awhile and catch the last half of Drew’s soccer game.  He was playing goalie for the second half.  He always seems so small in front of those big nets!  He is probably the shortest kid on the team but that doesn’t stop him.  He loves playing in goal.  As soon I as I arrived, there was a hard shot right at him and he made the stop but another kid wound up kicking it in tying up the game.  I figured Drew, (who is not only superstitious, but has quite the temper,) would find a way to blame me because they were winning before I got there.  No one could have stopped that shot though.

As the forty minutes went by, Drew made at least five spectacular saves.  Even the other team had parents on the sidelines cheering for him.  He played what was probably his best game ever in goal.  Their team wound up winning 2-1.  They play so well together.  All of them are team players which is so important and I think it has helped them remain undefeated so far this season.  After each save, his own teammates would shout words of encouragement to him.  Drew might be the littlest on the team but he is far from the quietest!  He yells, cheers and shouts out directions whenever he is in goal.  Almost a little bossy in my opinion 😉 Whatever they are doing, they are doing it right!

Dave is their coach and he promotes teamwork.  He gives everyone a fair share of time when they play.  He has a roster of 19 boys and he somehow finds a way to get everyone out there to play in each game.

Dave was also in great spirits today.  His men’s team won their own game this morning and he had the game winning goal.  He has been walking on air ever since.  They play every week and some days he comes home much grumpier than he did today!  That team has a record of 1-3-1 for the Fall season so they were happy to bring home that win today.

The NY Giants and Manchester United won today.  The NJ Devils won last night….it has been a weekend of wins for our family.  Hope that high that the boys are all feeling right now takes them right through the week and into next weekend when the games all start anew.

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