Saturday 15 September 2007

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Corwin and Charles both had games today. I went to Charles because I was at Corwin’s last week.

Charles’ team had a full roster but unfortunately the other team was very short on players, starting out with just five on the field. Later the coach loaned them one of our players and then they had a couple of their players arrive, so in the end there were 14 kids on the field.

Charles did OK, although he needs to be more aggressive. He’s a tad too polite about not getting in the way of opposing players. He ended up backing up an aggressive player most of the time because the other kid would just charge in where Charles feared to tred. Still, Charles did have a couple of good plays, blocking the ball and kicking it back to the other side.

His team did well, winning 4-0. Charles spent one quarter as goalie without ever having to touch the ball because his team kept it almost entirely on the other side of the field. It didn’t provide much excitement for Charles but it was better for the team.

Corwin’s games started later than Charles’ so I was able to watch the second half it. It was a hard played game that ended in a 1-1 tie. Josh had scored a goal in the first quarter but the other team held off Corwin’s team for the rest of the game, despite a good number of close shots at the goal. It seemed to me that Corwin’s team put a lot more pressure on their opponent’s goal than vice versa, but the other team managed to score in the third quarter on a good drive. They actually put the ball in the goal a second time but had been offsides before that so it didn’t count.

Corwin did a good job as defender, regularly knocking the ball back to the other side. He seemed to be doing better at moving and getting involved in plays.

The opponent team was mostly 6th graders with some very large players. Even a couple of the girls outmassed players like Josh by a large margin and Corwin was far from the biggest kid on the field. Overall they did well, but the coach wants to work on cross shots at the goal next week because they missed a lot of those.

Posted by Dad about Boys at 14:21 | Ping URL

Are you kidding??? Some kindergarteners outmass Josh, LOL!

Posted by: Deborah on 15 September 2007 at 21:19

Case in point

Posted by: Dad on 15 September 2007 at 22:33
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