soccer season is only a month away for my two sons

United States
July 10, 2008 9:07am CST
My oldest son has been playing soccer now for 9 years. last year he won a M.V.P trophy at the soccer banquet. I was so proud of him. My youngest son is not as interested, but you know how it goes. he's trying to keep up with his big bro ha!ha! hey,for proud parents that have kids who play soccer. please share your story. have a great day.
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Your son is to be commended. Soccer is a hard, but very interesting sport to play. My grandchildren all have played. My granddaughter, who just graduated, was team captain for her Varsity team for two years. And, she was also playing Premier (traveling) soccer each year. She's played since she was about 6, first for City League, then school and 3 years for the Premier team. She thought she would go on and play in college, but decided against it. But she still loves it. Her two younger brothers are still playing. All four have played since about 6 or 7 years of age. And, they've never lost the love of soccer. Her older brother, who graduated last year, played city league until the 7th grade and decided to go for football. In fact, he learned to kick by playing soccer and became #1 in the region and #2 in the state as kicker. Someone said he was actually #1 in the state. But he decided not to go on and play football in college, choosing instead to stay home and go to JR college first. But thanks to soccer, he had a great 5 years of football in high school.
• United States
11 Jul 08
thanks for the comment barb. my oldest son has the dream of being a pro-soccer player. I really hope his dreams come true. I only hope they start to reconize soccer as well as they do football, for scolarship purposes.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
11 Jul 08
If that's his dream, I wish him the best. They do give some soccer scholarships, but they are usually to schools you don't want to go or they are 2 year schools that don't have dormitories. That is what happened to my granddaughter, so she declined the offers. Her Mother could not afford an apartment for her to go to the one she would loved to have gone to. She decided she could get two years in right at home and study what she wants, although she would loved to have played soccer.
• Ecuador
11 Jul 08
I used to play soccer when I was younger. In fact, i still play now in the older leagues at my city's indoor arena. I played for six years in my town's recreational league, and then I moved over to the traveling leagues, where I played until I was eighteen years old. While playing traveling, I played one year of sophmore soccer at my high school, and then played three years of varsity. I then was accepted into Illinois University and made their soccer team, put I blew out my knee and I couldn't play at a high level anymore. However, I rehabed and now I play with friends from my high school and at a local park and sports arena. Congradulations to your son, I remember the joy I got from winning a trophy, I am sure you are very proud of him.