Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Annie's All Stars

Annie and her 9 teammates had the time of their lives this weekend playing in their very first tournament. They played seven games four yesterday and three today. And they played awesome. They only won one but they didn't seem to mind. They were having a ball. For Scott and I, it was also a blast. When you get to the travel leagues, most teams have a rule that parents can not cheer too loudly and definitely can not tell a child what to do. This is so the player will think for themselves and focus on their coaches. They don't have that rule when you're 7 and well, 7 year olds need a little help anyway, so we took full advantage of cheering loudly. Annie was more aggressive than we've ever seen her and fit right in with the players. We are very proud of our All Star.
The first day was very cold, the second day much betterThe girls named themselves the lions so after every cheer they had to give a roar....

This is what you do between games, playground time!

The coaches were fantastic with the kids. Coach Phil liked to tell jokes. At one of the practices he told a joke and no one laughed and Annie remarked, "crickets." He took it as his personal challenge to try and get Annie to laugh at one of his jokes.

Disney World...Again????

First, Annie is having the time of her life at All Stars, we will post a full update tonight.
But yes, we are going to ESPN Wide World of Sports again this year for the Kick It 3x3 World Championships. This year Coach Mo is taking three teams! Last night we had the boys over for a little psych up party. And I tried to prepare them mentally. Here is the quiz I gave them:

Walt Disney World Quiz

1. The Walt Disney Company was founded in: A. 1923 B. 1953 C. 1993 D. 2010?

2. True or False: Last year, Coach Mo threw up on Space Mountain

3. True or False: Our hotel could be inundated with College Cheerleaders

4. True or False: There is a gift shop at the Soccer field?

5. True or False: You may have to play girls at this tournament

6. True or False: Coach Jimmy can tell you where the closest Dr. is to Disney World

7. Last year Yonas’ family brought their car to Disney world but they didn’t drive it. How did it get there? A. the magic of Disney B. Water Ferry C. Train D. Golden Jets Soccer players pushed it down.

8. True or False: There is nothing to do in Cinderella’s Castle

9. The temperature in Orlando today was A. 80 degrees B. 32 Degrees C. 112 degrees D. 65 degrees

10. You should bring some warm clothes to the Florida tournament True or False?

11. True or False: The Golden Jets will have an awesome time at the 2012 Kick It World Championships!!!

Meanwhile I put the parents to work ironing. I'm so busy you know I thought they could help me out. OK, no I did not make them iron Scott's sweat suits. They ironed patches on the Golden Jets Jerseys. And Kudos go to the Male coaches who were just as involved as the soccer moms. Enjoy the pics.

*For accuracy purposes, no Coach Mo did not lose his lunch on Space Mountain and yes you should bring warm clothes to Florida, can be in 40's for a.m. games