Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pee Wee Basketball

 This year we decided to sign Tyler up for a recreational basketball team.  We figured we didn't like having free time on our Saturdays, so why not?  No, really, we want him to try all sports and get some exercise and have a good time with friends.  And, it gave Mom the opportunity to just be Mom and not Coach for a season.  So far, Tyler has enjoyed his practices and seems to enjoy the game.

The first game was this past Saturday and randomly enough we were playing an all girls team.  On that team was a girl from his class.  Emma is also our neighbor and she and Tyler ended up guarding one another.  It couldn't have been cuter!

 There are four quarters and each quarter is ten minutes long.  The coach has 5 kids play quarters 1 and 3 and 5 kids play quarters 2 and 4.  Each kid gets an armband with a particular color and a kid on the other team has a matching armband and that's who they guard that quarter.  It worked pretty well and the kids really seemed to understand the game.  It was so much fun, and much as I don't want to admit it, probably one of the more fun sports to watch.  It really gives you a different perspective when you're not the coach and you can focus on just your child.
Grandma Barbara, Grandpa Gary, Grandma Karla, and Isaiah came out to support Tyler.  He had a pretty good crowd cheering for him.  We're looking forward to next week's game!

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