Whitney played in a three game soccer tourney yesterday. She has just started learning how to play goalie. Even though they didn't win their games in the tournament, she stopped lots of goals. She is just learning how to "fall on the ball" and did a great job stopping balls that she was close enough to grab. Although she is tall, she is a bit disadvantaged in the height department! At six years old, you just can't get up to the top part of the big goal when the other teams kicks one up in the air over your head. I know that it frustrated her to be scored on but really and truly she did a great job and had a good attitude about it. I really thought she might get mad but she just took it in stride. She even did a little dance every now and then. For those of you who know her I am sure you can just picture that in your head! My goofy girl!
The first pic is Whit watching the ball when it was at the center line of the field. She really did a good job paying
attention to where the ball was at.
The second pic is her throwing the ball back just after she saved a goal. :D Sister girl can throw the ball back too! She gets it out there for the girls!
The third pic is Whit just before she saved a goal. If you can, get a good look at her face! I love it! You can see her excitement and adrenaline pumping!
The last pic is Whit missing a shot. She would be mad at me if she knew I put this on here. The ball was a hard one to catch. The girl in yellow crossed it and buried it in the corner of the goal. Those are had to stop sometimes!
Although soccer takes up the majority of our Saturdays, I really do love watching my girls play. Especially when it makes them happy and feel good about themselves. :D