We are winding down our spring season of soccer and it has been great watching Cooper play.
Each week we have a small cheering section that usually includes me, Josh, Colson, Mom, Dad, and Josh's dad. All of us just cheer and yell and clap for Cooper as he plays.
He has really grown to enjoy the sport and I think that it is something he will probably continue to play.
It impresses me how serious and focused he is when he is playing.
He has always been competitive at everything he does, and soccer is no exception to this.
But he has come a long way with controlling his emotions and disappointment during the game. I remember when we started, if the other team scored or blocked his shot, he might sling himself on the ground and just lay there.
Now he just jumps back into it. If someone blocks his shot, he just kicks again. And again... with such determination!
He has learned from his coaches how to be a team player and how to play several different positions. He has played goalie, forward, and back. He likes playing goalie but I don't enjoy all the pressure it puts on him!
Colson plays games of his own the whole time we are there. Sometimes he plays with his Pa or his Pappaw.
Other times he just runs onto the field and tries to score. If we are cheering for Cooper and not paying close attention, Colson will dash onto the field to get into the action.
He thinks at the end of the game that it is his turn and takes off onto the field to play each time.
Cooper has been blessed with good coaches at the YMCA who have taught him sportsmanship along with the basics of the game. His team this year is called Everything is Awesome.
It's the perfect name for his team. They are all pretty awesome for sure!
But of course... as much as he loves soccer, he loves the snack at the end of the game even more. As you can see...the team huddle is still cheering but Cooper and his buddy Corbin are racing for the snacks!
I look forward to many, many more seasons of soccer with this kid. Before we know it, Colson will be out there too! This mommy sure is enjoying watching her two boys grow up and learn to play sports!