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A soccer season anew March 25, 2007

Posted by Joe in Family.

Benjamin played soccer for a year and a half starting at age 4. He really enjoyed it at the beginning but towards the end he became less enthusiastic about going to the games and practices. So we let it drop at the end of his third season.

This spring, his interests in the world’s most popular sport were once again awakened. So we signed him up in the spring league in Ashland City.

Benjamin’s coach is a very good with the kids. Having played soccer for the better part of his life, he is also very knowledgeable about the intricacies of the game. I know Benjamin will learn a lot from him while having fun.

Benjamin is one of seven players on his team. In the 8&9 year old league, each team fields 5 players – one goalie and 4 in the field. Benjamin is number 20 for the blue team.

Their first game was this past Saturday. Benjamin started the game as goalie. At the end of the first quarter with the score 0-0, Benjamin rotated to a field position.

We played hard and the boys and girls had a really good time during the next three quarters of play.

In the end, we gave up several goals without managing a score ourselves so we lost the game.

But, Benjamin left the field eager for the next practice. I’m glad he’s getting back in to the game.

Here’s a short movie clip that I took during the game. It is an avi file and I think you should be able to play it just by clicking on the link.



1. Grams - March 26, 2007

Darn! Couldn’t see the video.
It said “connecting” but wouldn’t run.

Benj.looks GOOD in his uniform!
Go Benjamin!!!
Luv, Grams

2. Joe - March 27, 2007

You should be able to click on the movie link and it’ll open up another little window asking what you want to do. If you click Ok, it should open Windows Media Player and show the short movie clip.

It’s a 5 mb file so it may take a few seconds (or even a couple of minutes) to download and play.

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