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?