Monday, December 14, 2009

Soccer

My oldest daughter is not really athletic.

This is not an insult, just truth and she knows it.

She also tends to be a little clutsy. Kind of like the girl in the Princess Diaries movies. We call her that alot, Mia.

This does not stop her from trying though.

At the end of last year, she tried out for cheerleading. There was stiff competition and she had never even tried to learn or do a cheer in her life.

 She didn't make it. It was crushing.

But I had never been more proud of her. Seeing her try something new and obviously stepping out of her comfort zone, was amazing!

This year as school started, she had some friends who played soccer. There was not going to be  enough girls trying out for the team to make a JV team, so they were going around school trying to get girls to tryout.

Cue my daughter.

In her defense she has played soccer before.

When she was 5!

But she's a supporter and a help a friend in need kinda girl.

So, she borrowed some shin guards, bought some ugly shoes cleats, and signed right up.

It was a rough year for the JV team as it consisted of more than half the players not really wanting to be there and the other half having no idea what they were doing. But they were definately fun to watch.

We had the Soccer banquet the other night. I watched amazing videos and heard great stories of some really athletic and talented young ladies.                       

But my proudest moment?

Watching my daughter receive the Most Improved Player award!

We'll leave out the part where she almost tripped going up to receive it.

2 comments:

Irritable Mother said...

OH, my apologies to your daughter for laughing out loud when I read the part you're leaving out. *grin*

OK, seriously. Good for her for getting out there and trying something new. And for working so hard that she was recognized as the Most Improved Player. That's wonderful!

Gretchen said...

What a sweet story. Lurve the fact that she tripped b/c it means the likes of me and my dtr have hope. I"ve been called "Grace" many times in my life, and it wasn't because I was angelic. Soccer is a great sport, too. Well done!