Sunday, September 12, 2010

Soccer Game Two

Just as an FYI, this post is going to start with a rant/vent. If you'd rather skip that, go ahead and just pop down to the second paragraph.

Today Em played against a different team from the same town as yesterday. Only today, the opposing coach spent the entire time yelling things like "Kick them. They have shinguards for a reason." or "Elbows are hard for a reason." etc. Basically telling/ecouraging his team to use violence against Em's team. One of that team's players did a slide tackle on one of our players that hurt our teammate so bad he was out for the rest of the game. Em was kicked in the knee hard enough that she wanted to go to the hospital. Her entire one ankle is black/blue and swollen and she's hating soccer now. Ya'll, I -HATE- crap like that. It's one thing to win, but to win by brutalizing the other team? These are 8 and 9 year olds. They dont need to be taught to hurt the opposing team in order to win. All I wanted to do was go over to that coach and tell him exactly what I thought of him and his 'strategy'. I really dont know if I'll be able to contain myself if we have to play them again.

Anyway, today was Em's second game for the season. It was a mess. They lost 8-0. It would be putting it midly to say that the kids were disappointed. Especially after yesterday's victory. I've added some pictures from today.