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Star Player

Sara had her second soccer game of the season yesterday and she did so well! At first we only had two players and the other team let us borrow one of their girls so we didn’t have to forfeit the game, but then one other girl showed up.  It was so funny to watch them play. One girl didn’t want to get on the field at all to play and had to be forced out there… the other girl kept running off the field because she was hungry and wanted a snack, or she stuck her finger in her mouth and then held it up to see where the wind was coming from… and Sara played her little heart out.

I’m glad they don’t keep score for her age group, but if they did, it would have been something like 583-2 for the other team! I’m proud to say that Sara scored both goals for her team!! After the game, the other team’s coach and one of the other team’s parents came up to her to tell her how well she played.


6 responses

  1. doreen3boys

    She’s going in for a goal, where’s the goalie, lol? I guess with 3 players there isn’t a goalie, huh? Glad to hear she’s so into it, it’s such a young age, I think you can pretty much see who has brothers and sisters based on how they play, lol! Way to go Sara!!

    25. March, 2008 at 07:41

  2. No, no goalie in this age group. I don’t think they have goalies until U8 (under 8 years) or so?
    In Sara’s case I don’t think it has anything to do with having brothers and sisters, she’s been dying to play soccer since she was 2 years old, and now that she finally gets to play, she’s giving it her all 🙂

    25. March, 2008 at 07:48

  3. dalia

    I so glad to hear she is having so much fun. Soccer is such a great game. The ref reminded me of Melissa with short red hair.

    25. March, 2008 at 09:26

  4. photographybycheryl

    So glad she is enjoying it! Talk about a small team…glad the game was able to happen…

    25. March, 2008 at 22:14

  5. Anjeanette

    Vance just started soccer this week too. He LOVES it! Your soccer images come out so nice and sharp. Do you have any tips for me? I have a nice long 70-300mm lens. Not the super nice glass, but still nice to have. I just need to figure how to get quick shudder speeds mostly? Any help with your settings would be great;)


    29. March, 2008 at 00:57

  6. Anjeanette, that’s great that you signed him up for soccer and that he has so much fun! I’ll be waiting for some pictures! 😉
    For Sara’s games I use my kit lens (18-70mm) because the field is pretty small. Melissa plays on a huge field, and I do use the 80-400mm one at her games.
    Yes, the key is fast shutter speeds, I’d say at least 1/320s to keep motion blur to a minimum. I’d also use a shorter lens if you have one, so you won’t have to be so far away.

    29. March, 2008 at 05:58

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