Summer, Soccer Edition

Miss C, our soccer girl, stretching out for an indoor 3 v. 3 game

We are part of that crazy travel soccer circuit, also known as soccer on steroids. I laugh now at parents who complain about 8 a.m. regular youth league games on Saturdays because oh boy you don’t know soccer until you’ve driven to an 8 a.m. game…in another state.

I’d love to say that our travel has taken us to exotic locales but so far we’ve trekked to cities in Middle Tennessee like Clarksville and Cookeville and Smyrna and the most exotic thing we’ve experienced is eating at a local Mexican restaurant with the team. Occasionally we even cross the state line and venture up into Bowling Green, Kentucky. We’ve logged a lot of miles and she has a collection of trophies and medals and tourney t-shirts. Miss C loves the sport, she loves her teammates, she loves her coaches, loves being on the field…she loves, loves it! We love watching her excel at a sport she enjoys so much. These girls are tough. They play in hot or cold and she’s seen a teammate fracture her arm during a game.

I honestly don’t know how far this travel soccer thing will go, but she’s been playing soccer since she was 4 years old and practices and games are just part of our routine.

Because we can’t get enough of the soccer and didn’t quite know what to do with long stretches of time without seeing the word soccer on our calendars, we signed her up for a summer indoor 3 v. 3 league that concludes the end of July with playoffs. It’s fast-paced and fun and the bonus is there are no mosquitoes, sunscreen, or stubborn grass stains to contend with.

Do your kids play summer sports? Are you a soccer family?

7 comments

  1. Blonde Mom says:

    You know…it sounds crazy but I almost didn’t know what to do with all that time and no soccer. So here we are again. I think we’re doing a camp mid-July, too!

  2. Aubrey says:

    It’s baseball, baseball, baseball, AND yep baseball at our house. Next year Jenna will switch to softball. We’ll be on 4 teams at three different ball parks. Really trying to enjoy the end of this year’s “light” schedule. lol

  3. Amber says:

    We are a soccer family too. Three of the kids play, although I think one is going to venture into another sport this fall possibly. We play outdoors, two seasons a year. I’ve tried finding an indoor league around our area because I think one of my sons would LOVE it, but no luck yet. But along with soccer there are all the other sports that the four of them participate in, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, and the youngest girl wants to try cheerleading I believe.

  4. Jamie says:

    Amber, We really love the indoor 3v3 games for a change this summer! WHEW…you all are a major all around sports family! Kudos to you!

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