And after a much needed season off for the athlete, he was more than ready for the Annual 3V3 Soccer Tournament hosted here in our town this past weekend. And believe it or not, I was pretty pumped up to watch some soccer myself!
The princess, she was more concerned about her hot pink tie-dyed uniform shirt that the coach purchased for all his U10 girls.
And my poor hubby, he was going out of his mind trying to figure out how he was going to coordinate coaching 3, yes I said 3, different soccer teams at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. In all he had 11 games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. (Luckily they were only 25 minute games and he had some help from a wonderful friend of ours who also happens to be one of the athlete's town soccer coaches to fill in when he had conflicting games. Thanks again for that, Pat!)
Going into it we knew that three teams and 13 games was going to be a handful but with help we figured it was doable, and it would have been had it not be 95 degrees on Saturday with humidity so high they issued a heat advisory for people to stay indoors.
NOT WISE PEOPLE, NOT WISE.
Take it from me, when they issue a heat advisory it's definitely for a reason!
Our first game was princess's team. They played at 8:30 in the morning. It was still ridiculous outside but at least there was still some shade on the field.
Here are some great action shots of little princess doing her thing on the field, she even scored a goal!
After game 1 and 2, princess was done. She still had two more games to play but she was down for the count. She had a headache and felt like she was going to throw. One little girl on her team was over in the bushes doing just that right after game 1 and another little girl who was only a spectator passed out in line waiting for fried dough!
Hot was an understatement.
The athlete, he's a different breed from princess. While she likes to play soccer it's not her passion. She's more concerned about how she looks while she's playing rather than how well she's actually playing. The athlete though, nothing was stopping that kid from playing. He even agreed to play on a co-ed team with his cousin because his boys team from last year wasn't able to field a team.
Here he is before the start of his first game getting some love from his cousin! Doesn't he look so thrilled? And I just love her face in this picture. She is more than happy to dish out some unwanted love on her cousin!
Here are some great shots from the athlete's games. I realized after all this time blogging I have no pictures from any of the athlete's soccer games! Since the blog name is A Boy, A Girl, and Soccer, it is long overdue!
Thankfully on Sunday there was a nice breeze and not as much sun. The athlete's team had single elimination playoffs starting at 11am. They won the first game bringing them to the championship, which I am so proud to say...
Not too shabby considering my kid hasn't played soccer since the winter of last year, my niece is a goalie and there were no goalies in this tournament, and the best part... the red head in the middle isn't even a soccer player! She just happens to be a good friend of my niece and the athlete and she's not afraid to try anything. Way to go you guys!! You made it totally worth getting heat stroke!