Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Beast of the East



Caiden, and the rest of his U-11 Goldsboro Sting Soccer team, participated in the 2009 Beast of the East Soccer Tournament the first weekend in February.

The GOOD:

Tyler made it back into town (from his two-week TDY in Vegas) just in time, AND Grandpa was still visiting!!!

The BAD:

The previous week in practice Caiden claims he was slide-tackled by a teammate, and one afternoon when I picked him up from school I noticed he was limping pretty bad. So off to the Dr. we went. Caiden had a mild sprain, but the doc said if he rested it ALL week (i.e. NO practice) then he could possibly play in the tourny.

The UGLY:

Caiden's ankle was better, but nowhere NEAR 100%, and so he really didn't play much at all, and when he did, he wasn't himself... I think he was a little nervous he would re-injure his ankle. And to make matters worse... we lost all three games.

Oh well... it was a GREAT experience and great for team bonding!!!

Pre-Game Warm-Ups


Caiden, getting some game-time action.


Kami, catching some rays


Kami and G-Pa


Poor Caiden... being only "8" on a team of mostly 10 and 11 year olds does not always have it's advantages. He always manages to get matched up against the biggest kid on the opposing team.


But this NEVER slows him down or hinders his determination!!!

3 comments:

Becky said...

Oooh I can tell you've been using your camera! Your action shots are so great :) It's so sad when they lose, that's a bummer for him, but I'm glad he didn't hurt his ankle again!

Makala said...

Thanks, Becky!!! And yes I have been using the new camera... still definitely in the learning stages, BUT Caiden's games give me LOTS of practice time! :-)

Priemer Family said...

What a bummer about Caiden's injury...Austin got hurt this season too...although it was hard to slow him down too! Still, what a great learning experience for Caiden to play on a team like this!