Here are stories from Tuesday!
I’m with the Parents Pals and we’ve been hanging on the sidelines with the parents, especially a lot moms. Tonight we did henna, which is temporary tattoo that is popular in a lot of cultures in here. So I started drawing and then before you knew it a whole crowd had appeared. I was really impressed with the cooperation. It’s usually a madhouse, but the parents were so quick to step in and help do henna for each other. They found creative solutions to solve problems and we were all cooperating together and had great conversations and beautiful hands.
-Dani, Parents Team
Registration has been distracting you throughout the week trying to get the check out sheets correct. Thank you for your patience. I think we’ve worked things out and it’s going pretty smoothly which is great.
Today one of the things we talked about on my team was good communication and what that entailed was cheering your team on while you were on the sidelines and not playing. And THIS came out of one of the little girls on our team who was on the sidelines. It's a call and response, so you'll have to help me.
Our teams name is arsenal
We are gonna score a goal
We don’t wear no mini- skirts
We just wear our soccer shirts
We don’t play with Barbie dolls
Because we’re kicking soccer balls.
-Nick, Green Division
I had a kid who got a cut on his knee and we were cleaning him up. The bandages were a little small to start out with so we weren’t off to a great start. But then I showed him an alcohol strip and he had never seen one of those before. I told him to close his eyes and count to three. When I wiped his cut he screamed worse than he did when he got the cut. He pulled himself back together and then we did again until we got it all clean and he was good to get back in the game, 5 small Band-Aids later. It was a great example of applying our value of perseverance tonight on and off the field.
-Tay, Orange Division
I want to talk about two amazing kids, Joseph and Maddox. Joseph was so encouraging. When I talked about the drills all the kids were saying they were boring and had a bad attitude, but Joseph told his teammates, “No guys, if we do good in the drills, we’ll do good in the game.” After the scrimmage I asked all the kids how we did and how we could improve. Joseph said we did good dribbling and pacing but we need to improve the pace and timing. He was the All Star for the night. Now I want to talk about Maddox. I told the kids during the game when I blew the whistle no one was going to go out of the field. The other kids weren’t listening but when I blew the whistle, Maddox was right there by my side saying “I’m respecting you I’m respecting you.”
-Sunny, Blue Division
I’m going tell what other people are saying about Crew. I walk around and hear everyone here tell me how amazing all the crew guys are. And not to single out one person, but Sreeshti had people walking up to her saying “Is she really only in high school? She is so professional.” And when I was talking to parents in the stands they were really excited to know that their kids, who are in the 5th 6th and 7th grades, will be able to still be a part of Soccer Nights once they are too old for the program.
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