We decided to give soccer another chance now that Ari is older. He first played right when he was four...and he didn't like it very well. He pretty much stood there and didn't want anything to do with soccer. But 2.5 years later he is a different kid.
He loved it! This year they learned different positions and more rules of the game. He was aggressive, fast, payed attention, and even thought ahead as far as where he needed to be if the ball was being kicked by someone else.
This year was super special because his cousin was on the same team and AJ was an assistant coach. We had lots of fun getting together each week with our family to watch the kiddos play.
Ari's favorite position was midfield because he was able to run all over the field.
When he first started the season Lincoln was only a few weeks old.
But six weeks later, he seems like such a big guy.
Lynlee and Ari have always been best buds and it was no different on the soccer field.
Ari scored 3 goals this season. He says those were his favorite moments.
It didn't occur to us that Evangeline might want to play, since Ari didn't enjoy it very much at 4. But she was disappointed that he had practice and a game each week that she wasn't able to participate in.
But she was a trooper and cheered him on.
I'm so proud at how hard Ari worked this season.
He is already looking forward to another season.