Eli had his first soccer game today on the "Under 4 Teal" team! There are a total of 5 boys on his time, and they were so cute/comical to watch out on the field. The parents definitely have to be very "involved" at this stage of things. :)
Eli played well during the first quarter, and then somewhere between the 2nd-3rd quarters he had a bit of a breakdown. The funny thing is that most of the team members decided during these same quarters that they were not going to play. Some were crying, some were pouting, some were refusing... all in all just being three-year-olds. I think our team had one player on the field at one point (three play at a time with this age group). Fortunately, he had some goldfish at half-time and apparently it snapped him out of his "mood," so he was ready to finish out the game playing the 4th quarter.
Our goals for this season are: learning to be happy about wearing our shin guards, learning which direction to run on the field, and to not touch the ball with our hands.