We went from being on the field with a crying, scared, extremely reluctant child, to a girl who runs to her coach as soon as we arrive, waving at us as she gives him high-fives and gets ready. She's listening, following directions perfectly, and most of all -- having fun! She's so proud of herself at the end of each session, and we're proud of her too.
|High-fives for Coach Mark|
So, as promised, after three sessions of active participation (without parental involvement), she's earned her new cleats. We took her to Dick's last Saturday and let her pick out the ones she liked best. This Saturday was her first time using them. Unfortunately there are only 2 more sessions left this summer (so Mommy bought cleats 1.5 sizes too big, in the hopes that they will fit next year, too!).