The boy had practice yesterday and a scrimmage today against his club's U16 team. Ben said the U15's controlled most of the game and looked really good. Zach played most of the 80 minute game and didn't run out of steam until close to the end. (We were concerned b/c due to a gluteal strain he has been very inactive the last 6 weeks or so) Looks like their defensive line is going to be really strong too. Fingers crossed that Z & the team have a great season ahead of them.
The little one had a tournament this weekend (that I couldn't go to *sniff*). They went 1-2 BUT my mommy heart is overflowing. Ben said Rigby played her best games yet this weekend, her coach said she has "tremendous field awareness", one parent said that she is really good and her daughter wants to learn to play like her ♥, another parent told Ben that Eleanor was not only a great player but was also nice to her teammates, and her coach sent out an email that he drove home from the tournament "very jazzed" about how well the girls played. Love, love, love this club so much. And just happy in general that all three kids are on a team where the coaches truly seem to care about the kids.
The middle kiddle had a competition this weekend. If I had to sum it up in three words, I'd use brutal, confusing and fabulous. :)
We had to be at the convention center yesterday by 7:30 (brutal). The team she is temporarily/permanently on was the 2nd team up and had a rough performance (brutal) but placed 1st out of......one (meh). All the event coordinators seem to be off their meds this year so nothing seems to be flowing as well. Getting to the viewing area when one of our teams is up is brutal and confusing, and yesterday they were already 10 minutes behind five teams in (confusing and brutal - and by awards they were an hour behind). Her regular team did fairly well, but at awards were not even acknowledged (very confusing) . I guess their score sheets were misplaced? We found out today that they came in 2nd out of two but lost by less than half a point (yay!).We were at the convention center for 8 hours yesterday (brutal).
Today we had to be at the convention center at 6:30 (brutal). The team she is temp/perm on was first up. Once again, they were not at their best (confusing). They placed 2nd out of two. I thought her regular team was a little off until I watched the video of their performance - I realized they were better than I thought. At awards they were again almost an hour behind (confusing, brutal) and the pre-award "show" (they throw some tshirts out, pat themselves on the back a bit and all the girls dance on the floor for song.....after song.......after song) went on forever (brutal). Finally awards started (and they were given out in NO discernable pattern, they were all over the place: youth 2, senior 1, junior 4 - confusing). The LadyCats division came up, and they didn't get 4th......they didn't get 3rd..........they didn't get 2nd........they got 1st!!!!!!!! Could not believe it and we were all ecstatic! Totally awesomely FABULOUS. And made me forget that I had spent another 6 hours at the convention center!