Shorty has been playing soccer for about a year. This year, however, the organization she plays for is trying something new…they’re trying to train up a competitive team for the following year. So for the next year, several of the players (who sign up of course) will undergo labor intensive skills/drills training to become the best players they can be.
Sounds great! I think…
But I had to warn her: to whom much is given, much is required. Practice days will increase from two to three. There will be more physical exertion required than on her current rec league. Out the gate, the players will have to run a 5K their first week of practice, and their first game will be played an hour away from home.
So where does that leave me? In “soccer mom/tiger mom” land?
Who’s bright idea was that? Oh yeah, I forgot…it was mine.
So now the rat race begins…
I fully expect this year to be full of long nights of completing homework and extended road trips.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I need to lie down…even the thought of the upcoming year is making me tired.