Sunday, June 09, 2013

The love of the Game [Park City Tournament]


Leo the Lion from REAL with our soccer lovin’ girls

Sophie and Sage are known around here as the Sparta Twins, the Avalanche girls, or the soccer twins…  Such natural athletes and right at home on the field, parents often tell me how much they enjoy watching them play.  They give it their all as they practice twice a week, with games on the week-ends, they love it!  They’ve made great friends and have learned a lot about team playing- playing your position, passing the ball, talk (call for the ball when open), along with improving individual skills...


great foot work to win the ball (Sophie)


they may be the smallest on the team, but it seems to work to their advantage, they’re so fast with great footwork, and not intimidated a bit by the bigger kids


Limber Sage, I love how she plays with her whole body.  She has such strength in her legs, although she’s a pussycat off the field.


Sophie, great form, she reads the ball so well


Sage, calling for the ball, great leadership skills on the field.


Sophie (right), Sage (middle), and their good friend Sav (left), read each other and play so well together to make the goals.  They’re also happy with a good goalie and strong defenders. They won 2 out of 3 in the Park City Tournament.


beautiful Sophie, focused on her game


I do say little prayers often that they won’t get hurt or get a concussion (Sage got hit hard in the head with the ball a couple months back, knocked her over but she got right up).  The older they get, the more intense it gets. 


Water break at half time, we were short some players so they didn’t get much of a break during the game. 

It was nice playing in beautiful Park City, although over 7000 feet, it got hot.  This was their last game together with Allie, they’ll miss those who didn’t make the new team :(.


With their awesome coach, Allie (she played for San Diego U).  Telling me how much she loves our girls and how great they were to coach, they’ll miss her too!


Windy hair day :). 

My friend gave out these cute awards…  Sage- “the player you shouldn’t underestimate, she can kick out of this orbit!”  Sophie- “the player who Skor’s!  Not only did she get a hat-trick this season, but the only one who has scored two points against the number 1 team.”  Thanks Leslie!


You can say I’m a soccer mom, I’ve really enjoyed watching their games and seeing them improve as a team.  Don’t worry, I’m not the obnoxious type, I don’t eat, drink, and sleep soccer, like the mom that rings the cowbell every time her team scores (anyone want to sit by her?), or the mom who wasn’t happy about losing to us yesterday yelling commands at her daughter- “Don’t kick the ball and watch the other girls (my girls) fall on their a**, real classy lady, it takes all types…  But for the most part, it’s pretty professional with good sportsmanship, I’ve enjoyed getting to know the parents and cheering our girls on. 


Love our cute athletes!

Sage #2, Sophie #4

Kicken It!


likeschocolate said...

Way to go Sophi and Sage! Did you know that girls that do sports have more confidence and later on are less like to get into trouble!

Dianne said...

So true Kellyn. It's a great way for them to spend their time, make good friends, and develop skills, and I'm sure it helps later on and keeps them out of trouble. Thanks for your comments!