Because of the move and broken arm Boston wasn't able to play a sport last spring. Needless to say he was So excited for fall and to finally be able to play baseball again. We got him signed up only to find out the week before his first game that all games were on Sunday. We believe that Sundays are for Family and a day that should be different than the rest and kept holy. Baseball definitely didn't fit into that category. He was sad at first mostly because his new friend in class would have been on his team. He understood completely and made the choice to not play.
I searched high and low to find something for him to play. He said he didn't care what he did he just wanted to play.
Baseball- in both leagues and all three cities all games on Sundays
Soccer- Season already started and the league was too full in our city and the two neighboring
Basketball- all games on Sundays
Football- too young and we really don't want to go that route anyways
I literally spent hours and made so many phone calls trying to find something for him. Just as I had finally given up I met a friend at the park that told me about Mighty Tykes Soccer. It's not much, but boy does it make him happy. They meet every Tuesday night for an hour. The first 30 minutes they do drills and practice and the last thirty they have a game.
Yesterday they had their first meet and it was perfect for him. We put him up in the 6-7 league which was a great fit. They got to come up with their own team name and I might be biased but he is definitely the cutest member of the Orange Fire Pumpkins!
We were surprised with how well he played. He was much more aggressive than the last time he played and stayed right in the pack the whole time. He did complain a couple times about all the running. Good thing it's only an hour ha.
All the complaining stopped when he scored his FIRST goal!!! The look on his face was probably the cutest thing in the whole world. I should also mention that he was very particular about his cleats, socks, and shin guards. All of them happened to be neon. His cleats are black with a neon orange Nike swoosh. His socks are black with neon red stripes, and not shown are the neon green shin guards.
Now let me introduce you to the cutest little side line soccer player there every was. He kicked that ball around the entire time and had so much fun. He thought taking a seat on the ball was the greatest thing ever!