Sunday, May 18, 2014

Three Cheers For Thing Two!

Got the email first thing this morning: Thing Two also made a travel soccer team for next year.  Not sure which one yet; at his level they make the final determination after the two weeks of preseason soccer camp in August.  Most likely the B team again, though, and that's just fine.  Preferable, actually.

We knew Thing One would make a team--for him the only question was which one, and the drama surrounding the rosters for those teams is STILL going on.  For Thing Two, we weren't sure how it was going to go.  He's good, no doubt, but we weren't sure if that was going to show up in the unfamiliarity of the tryout format, especially since he's still new at the travel thing.  And even more especially because he's had a tough time this spring between the adjustment and the fact that his team keeps getting killed in games.  Not that he doesn't like soccer, but no kid likes to be crushed every game!  I can only surmise that there was a problem with the way this team was flighted.

He's doing well as an individual, though: he's finding his footing and playing well now both at goalie and upfront at midfield or forward.  The coach told Himself today that Thing Two is the team's best goalie, but that they don't want to use him there because he's more valuable in other positions.  As long as he's adding value to the team overall and having fun, we're happy!

And Petunia will not be trying out for travel soccer for at least another year yet, thank the good Lord for small mercies.  :)

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