Bug is playing YMCA Rec Soccer this year. He really enjoys organized sports. On the way to his game last week he said, "Soccer is one of my favorite sports." Oh, that warms my heart! It is so much fun to watch him learn and play. He is a defender by nature, so he tends to hang between the mass of kids going after the ball and the goal the other team is trying to score in. But he has still managed to score a couple of goals this season. He is doing WAY better in the crying department. The past two years he played he would totally lose it when the other team scored or won. He is visibly upset when this happens, but you can see him self-talking his emotions to remain in control.
Intensely guarding an opponent for a throw in.
Going for the ball.
Half-time pep talk from the coach.