So, I’m kinda scared. Our Oldest Girl just tried out for and made her very first “club” soccer team. She’s played for the YMCA, for military teams, and school teams, but this will be our family’s first experience with “travel ball.” My husband played soccer up until his freshman year of high school and he played pretty competitively until he decided football was more fun for him in high school. Two of my three sisters played soccer and one went on to play in college and now coaches. I danced. I was never real “sporty” as a child. I was a dancer. I did tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop and loved it! I was on a college dance team and I danced all the way up until Oldest Girl was born. I don’t do soccer. I’m “soccer stupid.” I know absolutely NOTHING!
So, tonight as I stood there in the very first club meeting with my three little ones and my Oldest Girl I felt, um well… out of place. The room was filled with “soccer people” filling out paperwork and getting it notarized. I had to provide a copy of her birth certificate to prove her age! This stuff is no joke! What have I gotten us into? I know Oldest Girl has a future in high school and maybe even college sports. She’s amazing and everyone tells me that she’s a natural, but I’m not a “soccer mom.” I don’t know the rules, I don’t know the coaches, I don’t know the “right” teams to be on, I’m just a mom of an incredibly talented 13-year old girl. So, wish us luck! Practices start in July and I’m terrified!
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I adore soccer! It was my sport growing up and I even volunteered to coach a team of really cute little kids last year. I am so excited to be a soccer mom, that said I’m sure our kid will end up loving something completely different. 🙂
My advice to you, go, watch and cheer. Everything else will fall into place. It’s not that complicated of a sport and at the end of the day I suspect your daughter will remember how much effort your put in driving her and cheering for her.