Monday, August 29, 2016

Jr. Dons Football Team First Scrimmage

Our son is very interested with Football.  He tried to sign up last year but  only 4th graders were allowed to  sign up to Jr. Dons football team.  So after the  tennis season  have ended, we signed him up for the  football camp  that Madonna High School offered.  They offered 8-week football camp for free so he  had fun with that one.  
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This month, they began training for football, he is officially  on  the   Jr. Football team which  he is very excited about.  They have practice everyday of the week  so that is kind of tiring for him although we encourage him to stick to it since it would benefit him as he would be stronger.  
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Football is something I never thought I would let my son  play because based from the  games I have watched, it looks very dangerous but since he is passionate about it, I am letting him try it.  Besides, it's one of my husband's dream for EJ, to be a football player.  He said that he really wanted to play football when he was young but  since his Mom did not drive  and his Dad was always at work, nobody could drive him to practice and games.  
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He said he practiced and got good at it but when it was time to got to a game, he dropped out since nobody could drive him to the place.
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I never could understand the rules of football  before but now, I am starting to get it slowly just listening to my husband and son talk about it.  Even my daughter  is excited that her brother is playing.  
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To play football, every player is required to have a medical certificate so we took him to Weirton Medical Center when they conducted their free  exam for it.  It is nice that  WMC does it annually for free.  We will need to buy him a sports goggles because he has an eye condition like me.  
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On our 13th wedding anniversary , we had to cut our  dinner date because  our son's team had their first scrimmage .  The team from Follansbee came  and played  with the Jr. Dons team.  
EJ was very nervous as he hasn't learn a lot of technique in playing the game but we told him to just enjoy the experience.  
The coaches told  us that the team they are playing against has been playing for  few years now  as oppose to our team who had just began training this year so we might not get the result we want in a game but he said that it is okay because  they just want the kids to  experience how it is to play in a game.  
As expected, they did not win but  it was a a great learning experience.
It was really nice  to watch.  I was surprised of how come I was.  Usually, I get really nervous when the kids gave to perform or play a game but this time, I was calm and  just  totally enjoyed watching.
My daughter however was very nervous.  She was scared that  her little brother will get hurt but the coach assures us that no big kid will tackle  the small kids which was  a relief for me.
I am not sure if my so is suppose to be a wide receiver but he never got the ball, it was never pass  to him.  I think part of me was hoping that he would catch a ball and do a touchdown lol.

It's funny how serious other parents are from the other team.  They brought cow bell and  were yelling and screaming.  We, on the other side was just quiet and  was enjoying the game.  I cringed when I heard someone screams at their kids  to put the other kids in a hurt locker.  I mean, they are just kids, I think we should just chill  and let them play.
It was a really nice game to watch, what a way to end the day to our 13th wedding anniversary .  It was very special.  They will be having a game every Wednesday now so  they have been training every day of the week.  The kids won't be able to attend the tennis this Fall so we  have been bringing them to the tennis court and play with them every chance we get.  It's a great family bonding as well.

18 comments:

  1. OMG, your kids are so cute! I love the pictures of your little man out there mixing it up with the boys. Yay!

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  2. This is a fun post! Your kid looks like a real pro - in no time! It is so important for kids to experience team sports!

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  3. It's great to see kids being so interested in sports. I'm glad you had a lovely wedding anniversary.

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  4. Looks like he had a ton of fun! I know I struggled learning soccer when my son first started playing soccer when he was younger.

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  5. Football is always a big deal around here. I hope he enjoys playing the game! It can be lots of fun!

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  6. I looks like he's having a lot of fun. I think it's great when kids can get in to sports. It's so great for them!

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  7. It's so great that you documented this! He must have had a blast, I love seeing kids try new sports and finding things they love! -Kendall

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  8. Wow these pictures are definitely ones you'll always treasure! We love football around here too, it's so great that he's playing and looks like he's having a great time!

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  9. Sounds like a lot of fun! I loved playing football when i was kid. Team sports are great!

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  10. My son struggled with football early on, he was the tallest kid but the least aggressive! Glad to know your son is enjoying it!

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  11. I love seeing kids be active and playing sports. I hope to get my boys involved in something in the spring.

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  12. What a great moment! I love those pictures, good thing you captured them all.

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  13. I remember when my son played football! He loved it but he eventually got bored of it. He was so so good and till this day I wish he would have stuck to it. Nice to see your son enjoys it!

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  14. He looks so cute in his football uniform. I am glad he had a great game!

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  15. We dont really have football like this is my country but I think it is so cool! I love these pictures.

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  16. What a cutie! I love that you captured these moments and shared them! I hope he has a GREAT season!

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  17. Look out NFL! Your son is so cute in his uniform and this sounds like a great program.

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  18. It is good to know that it is required to have a medical certificate before kids can participate, looks like your son is totally prepared, wishing him luck for a successful season!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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