Tuesday, December 09, 2008

UNDEFEATED

Tyler's U10 boys soccer team is undefeated. UNDEFEATED. They are 16-0-1.

This is the pic of them after we won the season title.



After winning, we were then sent to go to a tournament this last weekend for the region title where they played other teams that won their division from other cities in our area. The tournament works on a points system where you get 6 points for a win, one point for each goal (up to 3 goals), and one point for a shut out. That's a total of 10 points possible per game.

At the end of Saturday, we had played 2 games and scored 29 points. Sunday they had 3 games and THEY WON all three, ending with a FIRST PLACE WIN consisting of 4 shut outs and 49 out of a possible 50 points!

Now, while I'm in Uganda, they go to a section tournament where they play other kids who all won their region. CRAZY times.

My favorite memory though, I will not forget for a long time. Truth is I was really kinda praying for second place since I knew I couldn't coach them in the next tournament and didn't want to miss it. But in the heat of the match, I really did want them to win and was coaching with that goal in mind. So when they won I just shouted for joy for them and started crying and high fiving my players who were all running and screaming towards the side line in victory. Then I looked to the left and my son Tyler, who was in goal came running up with his arms spread wide wanting a hug and screaming, "We did it dad! We did it!" As we hugged he said, "thanks for coaching me dad. you're the best."


He has probably thanked me 4 out of 5 practices and games for coaching him. I'm so thankful for this time together and so excited for these boys. They earned it. I am blessed to be a part of it.

3 comments:

Angela Yee 9:41 PM  

congrats! That is so awesome not only that you won but that you are such an integral part of your son's life. :-)

Samantha Prince 9:08 PM  

Dude that kid on the bottom right has some stunna shades on!

brian c. berry 10:35 PM  

that's sean.. and they are prescription sunglasses so he can see and play ball. But I'm sure he'll be glad that you dig them.

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