Pumpkin has been wanting to play soccer but I just couldn't imagine fitting that into our schedule. So, we compromised. I told her she could participate in the Challenger British Soccer Camp.
This camp was so well run. It was organized very well. The coaches were fantastic. I think Sister liked to come watch just so she could listen to the coaches speak as they sounded like One Direction.
The last day of the camp, the kids were told to bring things for the coaches to wear. I whipped up a tutu for one of them and brought another tutu that we had.
They were good sports.
Pumpkin had not played a single second of soccer before this camp. I know her skills have improved quite a bit. And, she had a blast.
The camp taught some virtues that the children can apply on and off the field: respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and leadership.
The coaches were fun, but firm. Next year, I think we'll host a coach. It will be a neat experience for all of us although I'm not sure what they'll make of us.
It was neat to watch the coaches play around.
Coach Matt giving Pumpkin her evaluation.
Coach Declan who was a bit offended when a mom told him they should play in kilts. He replied, "I'm a wee bit Irish."
Coach Ollie who was also the joke teller. He was a great personality.
And more gratuitous Pumpkin shots.
She's not quite sure what to make of this goalie thing.