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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.