Emma had her first soccer game yesterday. Her team is the Killer Whales! :-) Yes - a bunch of Kindergarten and 1st grade girls - the Killer Whales. The girls came up with their team name themselves. Makes sense (sort of) since their uniforms are black & white. This game was a little confusing in that the team they played was gray and black. But it's not like there's a lot of passing going on at this level. They play 5 on 5 with a goalie and 1 defender. So it kind of turns in to 6 individual little "teams" trying to score a goal.
Emma did well. It was a really hot day - which she complained about - but we're counting on it getting cooler and cooler as the season goes on. There was a pretty constant effort to encourage her to follow the ball and be in the mix. But she ran around the field with the other girls. I'm not sure she ever got a foot on the ball, but that's ok - 8 more games still to go.
In the mix (she's the short one right in the middle).Running towards the group (shirt is a wee bit long).Emma and Claudia after the game.