You may remember, as the last school year came to an end, Nick found out that he did not make the travel soccer team. Since it was the second year in a row that he didn't make it, he was beyond dissappointed. He told us that he was not sure he wanted to play soccer at all this year.
I didn't want to push the issue with him, because I didn't want to force him to do something he didn't want to do, but I was secretly hoping in time, he would change his mind.
In August, we got a call from the coach that Nick played for last year. He wanted to know if Nick was going to play intramurals this year. Nick didn't even hesitate for one second and said, "When is the first practice?" He agreed to play again for the Fall and Spring Seasons.
So every Wednesday and Saturday he takes the field........and when he is out there, he puts his heart and soul into the game. He may not be what people consider "all star" material, but he will always be a star in my eyes.
He has come so far and improved so much over the past two years. Win or lose, he always stays positive and gives 100%. He is a team player in every sense of the word. I have watched my shy little guy, become a more confident and outgoing player, and it definitely makes this Mom...... VERY PROUD!!!