Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Soccer Tots

Brady has been going to Soccer Tots for the past 8 weeks or so. Of course, those of you who know me well, know that this was ALL my idea since I played soccer from the time I was 6 until about 10 years ago and I've been playing again since we moved back to Virginia! I was excited to see how Brady would do, if he would like it and really what all they would do with 2 year olds. After the first class I wasn't so sure this would be a good idea. The "teacher" didn't impress me too much, there was only 1 other kid in the class, the surface of the facility is a hard plastic because it's an indoor hockey rink (something I didn't know when I signed him up) and I thought the drills were pretty ridiculous. BUT, after 8 weeks I've decided that Brady really did enjoy it and get quite a bit out of it, so much so that I plan to sign him up for the next session.(I do plan on going to another facility that is an actual indoor soccer place so it'll be turf fields). I would say that Brady's 3 favorite things to do at soccer are popping bubbles (I still haven't figured out how this drill instills anything soccer related!!), playing with balloons (they bounce them off their heads, kick them and use their thigh), and getting stamps at the end!!! I should also mention that the coach has said on more than one occasion that Brady runs fast, which will be good for a soccer player!!  He talks about soccer quite a bit now and can point out a soccer ball with ease. In fact the other day we went to Dicks (a sporting goods store here) and he quickly said "soccer ball" after getting out of the car....turns out they have several balls in their logo that he saw on the store front... I hadn't even noticed it!!! I'm excited to watch him grow and develop and hopefully come to love soccer as much as I do!!

about to score a goal!

kicking the cones!! I didn't list this as one of his favorites, but he does like this drill too!

once they kick all the cones down, they then have to go set them up with their feet.  At first Brady always held my hand to do this, now he tells me, "I do it"!!

With form like this, maybe he'll be a forward like his mommy!!! :-)


Shana said...

How cute! I didn't even know they had soccer for such little ones! BTW, I don't know if I missed it before or if it's a new song addes but "A Pirate Looks at 40" is one of my favorite songs!

Joe and Jane said...

What kid wouldn't have fun with all those balls around! What a great idea!

Tami said...

Never though soccer at 2! I'm looking at gymnastics for Anna. Looks like a great time and a good way to burn off all that energy.

Katie said...

Oh he is so big and cute! Maybe he'll be in the olympics one day - can you imagine how they would cheer in Taiwan???

Stefanie said...

What fun!!! Looks like Brady has some mad soccer skills just like his Mom! I especially like the drill where they kick the cones and put them up with their feet - tricky! No problem for Brady, though.

Karin and Rob said...

Looks like fun! And isn't it funny how nothing escapes their notice! (Like the soccer ball Dick's sign.)