Hello everyone, I haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd give an update on how things are going.
My boy is playing football for the first time. He's also playing baseball and I'm surprised that he his able to do both at the same time. I told him as long as he keeps his grades up that it was ok by me.
There are 83 players on my boys football team. My goodness, when I played I bet we didn't have 20. Out of the 83 players there are probably only 5 to 8 players who are my boys size or smaller. My boy isn't real small but he's a good 2 to 3 inches shorter than most of the kids. He's now 5'1" and it looks like most of the other kids are around 5'3" and higher.
I told him to just have fun playing football and not to expect much. I knew it would be an uphill battle for him to get playing time seeing how he is so small, especially when there are 83 players.
Our first game is tonight and he was told that he is the starting CornerBack on the defense. Pretty amazing and I'm very proud of him. I simply can't believe he made the starting lineup his first year of playing especially considering his size.
Baseball is going well but once again he is on a very bad team. Bless his heart, I swear my boy can't get a break when it comes to baseball. Every single year he always gets on the worst team in the league. Of course he is the star of the team but he's gotten tired of that. He wants to win and it doesn't matter to him (anymore) if he is the star and they lose. He really loved playing on the All Star team this year. It was the first time he was on a very good team with incredible coaching. I think he misses the challenge that the All Star coaches forced him to do better.
I'm told that school baseball tryouts are in a couple of months. Oddly enough, they tryout in November for baseball....I'm not sure why that is because they don't play until next year. It's pretty strange. I think it is good that he is playing fall baseball because it will help keep him sharp for when tryouts come up in a few weeks.
At the beginning I told him he couldn't play both baseball and football because it would be to much on him. He just told me he loves baseball too much to give it up and that no matter what he wants to play baseball more than anything. He promised me that he would keep his grades up and he wanted to see if he had what it takes to play football. I gave in and I'm glad I did. He's so busy that he doesn't have time to get into trouble and I think it's good for his character to work hard at this age. I do know that he is the only kid in our area that is playing both baseball and football so I think it says something about my boy....at least I hope it does.
I'm nervous about his first football game tonight. I just hope he has fun and doesn't get hurt. He is really enjoying football though and he told me he loves the physical fitness that they have to do. His team does a LOT OF RUNNING.
Till next time,