Switching sports

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ben has become more and more interested in lacrosse recently, so I signed him up for the fall season to see if he would like it. We needed something to replace soccer, and Ben already knew a lot of techniques and rules of the game from his friends who played. He had even bought himself a used lacrosse stick from one of his friends just to play around with. I've had a lot of fun watching Ben's games--they are never boring and there's plenty of action. The object of the game is to take the ball away from each other as you run with it to the goal, so it can get kind of rowdy sometimes. I know lacrosse is gaining popularity really quickly right now and kids are just getting into it even at Ben's age, so it's working out great for Ben to get started right now.

He has picked it up really quickly because that kid is so athletic and coordinated! My point of reference is soccer, so I've had to get used to the fact that the lacrosse field doesn't end at the goal box, but players can actually go behind it and come back around to shoot. Lacrosse is kind of a cross between football and soccer, but is definitely its own game. It does look really fun to play, and I'm looking forward to watching Ben play in the spring! I can't believe we have such a big kid already! How did that happen?!



Julia and Yuriy said...

Ben is such a big kid. Makes me proud! Wish I could come see him play.

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