Soccer Dad: The Early Years

soccerI talk to fathers of older kids and they're constantly at soccer tournaments or soccer practices. It seems they spend most their weekends during the summer driving their kids to soccer and watching them play.

Here's a glimpse into my introduction to soccerpalooza. This morning I woke up early to take the kids to James' soccer tournament at Rennie Park. He played four games, a good time was had by all and he scored a trophy and some pizza at the end. I'm not sure which reward was more cherished.

James enjoys his soccer. Boy is he going to be disappointed when I tell him soccer is for girls and it's time to focus his energies on perfecting the art of shortstop. Just kidding.... sort of...


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Hey we spent the weekend doing the same thing. Just wait till he plays rep. Not only will you be giving up weekend you will be driving to gods country for 8am games and there will be no pizza or awards! Maybe short stop is not that bad afterall... LoL
(see my blog for what happened at our game, it was sick and I don't mean in a good way)

June 14, 2008 @ 9:25 PM


You seem to want your son to play Baseball but playing soccer with his freinds. Much like him wanting to go to French Immersion. Time to put your foot down.

June 15, 2008 @ 7:59 PM

Toronto Mike

I'll pick my battles. If he wants to play soccer, I'll help him play soccer. If he wants to try French Immersion, I'll help him get into French Immersion.

At some point he'll want to do something I think is a mistake and that's when the foot will go down. But that's not soccer or French.

June 15, 2008 @ 8:29 PM


You will learn in due time.

June 15, 2008 @ 9:38 PM

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