Thursday, March 27, 2008

Soccer Saturday

This spring Joel has joined a club soccer team, FCCA U-13 Red. It is a higher level of soccer than he's played before with a great coach and very dedicated players. We're trying it out for a season and then we'll revisit whether we are willing to assume the level of commitment required for playing club soccer through high school. For now, the practices are well run and instructive with Joel's Irish coach, and the games, exciting. After only playing 12-15 minutes in the first three games, Joel has now moved into a pretty solid role as a defensive center midfielder and has started and played the entire game each of the last two weeks.

Fighting for the ball

Sacrificing his body for the team

Of course, he had a sizeable cheering section there on Saturday with his whole family and a few friends in attendance. Go Joel!

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