Soccer is Back in Full Swing

Soccer ramped back up to full swing for all of us this past week, with tryouts for the teams I am coaching and tryouts for the team Ian is trying to make at the high school level.

As of this past Monday, soccer is back in full swing and occupying a huge chunk of our lives. We started tryouts for the teams at the junior high school where I have the boys’ program, and Ian started tryouts for the high school teams. On top of that, the co-ed adult team that I play on is still in the midst of our summer season. All of that adds up to (down to?) zero free time…

Ian found out on Wednesday evening that he was one of only 4 freshmen players to make the cuts for the high school junior varsity. If we say that he (and his parents!) were pleased, that would be a bit of an understatement. This will represent the first time in a very long time, and really only the second time since he started playing as a wee tot, that he will be playing on a team with which I have no involvement. It feels a bit odd, still…