He and his team mates (they're called the Speedsters! lol) put on their jerseys (Anthony is #7!) and their game faces and got out on the field! Anthony started out feeling really shy and timid, not really participating much and hanging back from the group. But after a pep talk from Mama, he got into it and did really great!
It was so fun watching all the kids have a good time. The parents were all on the sidelines cheering on their kids and the team as a whole. It was my first experience being a part of a team like this, and I have to say, I was pumped! Hooting and hollering and yelling Anthony's name! Boy was it fun. We're not suppose to keep score because in kiddo soccer there's no winners or non-winners......but we "won" 9-1! ;) And Anthony scored 2 of those goals! AHHH! We are so PROUD of him!
It was a really, really fantastic experience and Anthony came off the field beaming. The kids all played great and showed great sportsmanship towards each other and the other team with lots of "good jobs" and high-fives. They're such a nice group of youngsters.
After the game, all the kids got a snack from one of the other Mamas. One of the gals on the team came up to Anthony and asked him to sit in the grass with her and eat their snacks together. Ohh gosh it was so sweet and brought a smile to my face. Nothing makes me more happy than seeing my little man out and about with friends having a good time. I'm such a proud soccer Mama!