Good Luck Princess…

I guess it hasn’t really sunk in yet, even though I was there at tryouts, was there when she found out she made the team, and have taken her to practice these last few weeks. But only now, the night before her first match, is it really sinking in that my only daughter, Soccer Dad’s little girl, is playing Challenge soccer now. She’s headed out to the Twin City Classic for a little preseason warmup action. At 8AM. Saturday AND Sunday. How lucky is that? Can I shoot the match scheduler now, even if just to wound? If you happen to be at the TCC, I’ll be easy to recognize. Just look for the guy with an espresso IV … in both arms.

This will definitely be a developing year as her U10 team is mostly U9s (as is she) with only 3 true U10 players on it. But she’s very excited, has friends on the team she’s grown up playing with, and hopefully will learn a lot in preparation for her real U10 year. She was like a kid at Christmas when she got her uniform today. I’ll admit I had fun with the window chalk, painting her name for once instead of her brother’s.

So good luck princess. Your Soccer Dad is so proud. Have fun, be safe, play hard, and enjoy.

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  1. Sorry I didn’t read this before the tournament. My daughter’s U14 Challenge team played the classic too (we’re a Twin City’s team BTW), and I’d have been glad to do a Starbucks run for you on the way to my daughter’s game! Hope you had a good time in Winston.

  2. We had a great time in Winston. My daughter’s team went 1-1-1, which isn’t bad for a group of mostly 8 year olds playing in U10. They had a blast. Our league sent four teams to the Classic, and two of them won their divisions – we were really proud. I hesitated taking my U11 Girls mostly because I was worried we weren’t ready. But watching the other U11G matches, they would have done fine. Kicking myself for not signing them up. But it was nice being a spectator all weekend. Your new BB&T park out near Tanglewood is going to be VERY nice.

  3. Glad you had a good time. You’re right about BB&T. Great fields already and when they get the roads and other facilities complete I think it will be one of the best in the Carolinas.

    Also glad to hear you had success. Our team is about 50% new girls (and all new coaches including myself) so we learned a lot about our team this weekend. We lost 2-1 to the eventual winner of the division, lost 5-4 to the second place team and tied the third team 1-1 (the third team is one of our counterparts from Twin Cities so the girls were playing against a lot of friends).

    Unfortunately our goalie dislocated her knee in the first game, but the organizers had a doctor on site and they took good care of her. All in all I thought they did a good job of running it. Of course I’d prefer not to play at 8 am (we did on Sunday) but someone has to do it:)

    BTW, where is your league?