Monday, May 21, 2007

The Beautiful Game

Ah! It is time for the beautiful game again. My 2 oldest boys are about to start their soccer season. Of course, a purist should call it football, but we're a little confused in America, so hopefully my international friends will forgive me for going with convention.

Now, when 5 and 6 year olds play soccer, it isn't always the most beautiful game. Often it resembes a cloud of insects hovering over a flower, buzzing back and forth across the field. Sometimes the ball even squirts out and a goal is scored! Still, it is a great way to get the kids out and burning some energy, and enjoying time as a family.

If you've got young kids, I encourage you to check out AYSO, the American Youth Soccer Association. It is a great place for kids to get their start in a fun environment. If they are really into it, they can move into more competative leagues when they are older. However, AYSO is really good for the younger set that just want to play and have fun. I'll see you on the field!

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