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Are You Team Oriented? - Aloha

When my son was six, I wanted him to join a team. I asked him if he wanted to play soccer. I didn't know of any other sports in our area other than football, so I only asked him about soccer.  He said yes.

We signed up.

He is learning and he is loving it!

He mostly plays the goal keeper and his coach is depending on him to keep the goal secure in tough games. He does great. I'm soo proud of him!

Other times he gets to switch and play in the field too, which gives him the practice he needs to get better in the field with other players.

Today we won our fifth game in a row! Talk about excitement! They need a trophy! Gosh.


1. Did you do a sport as a child? 
2. Does your child/children do sports? 

"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime."  - Babe Ruth

Teamwork, the sweet taste of victory, and the bitterness of defeat are just a few of valuable lessons children can learn from team sports.

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  1. When I was younger I did try my hand at a few things; soccer, basketball and cheerleading, all of which failed miserably.

    We'll just say I'm not cut out for any kind of sports. LOL

  2. I like this post, J.S. :)

    1. No, I did not play sports in school. We lived on a farm and I had to hurry home after school to do chores.
    2. Yes, all five of my kids played sports, lots of them. They were really good too(aren't all of our kids really good doing the things they do?). They still play today, especially golf. I play golf now too, even at my old age. I haven't now for over a year because of my knee joint replacement surgery but plan to start when we get back home.

  3. I didnt do sports until I was in middle school, but my brother did soccer, tee ball and flag football as a kid. We both played sports in middle and high school (for the school). I loved it.
    We want our kids to do sports, but with 4 of them the cost is far more than we can afford. We are trying to find something affordable that each of them can do. My daughter wants to have piano lessons, so we'll be doing that with my cousin who teaches (and we can afford!). As far as the boys... We're still looking. :)
    SO exciting for your son!! Way to go buddy!

  4. Congrats! My baby boy won a b ball trophy two years in a row. He has always loved basketball. He may be 25 but he is in a league. Sports are great for our kids.

  5. O sorry, the other question; I wasn't much into sports as a child, but have been on a bowling league a few times.

  6. That's great your son is enjoying soccer. I never really did sports when I was little, it wasn't as popular as it is today.

    My son used to do basketball & baseball.

    And my daughter - not really a sport - but she has been taking dance classes for years.

  7. 1) I didn't do sport as a child...Mama said girls don't do sport :-)

    2) My little boy is playing T-Ball, and does swimming to keep healthy!

  8. I played softball in elementary school. It was fun being the catcher, but I liked swimming a lot more. My kids are not in anything yet, but hoping to do swim and karate soon.

  9. In high school I played softball and soccer - Princess Nagger hasn't shown any interest in sports, but Little Dude says he wants to play basketball when he gets bigger. ;)

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  10. Congratulations to your son and his team! They have certainly been doing well. I was never good at sports. During high school I participated in netball, softball and volleyball games as part of the Physical Education classes but was not good at any of them!LOL As a matter of fact one of my cousins was a good track and field coach and many of our PE teachers wondered how we were so bad at sports!:) Team sports really does wonders for children so it is good for your children to participate in sports. I wish you a wonderful weekend and I am happy to inform you that I have passed on 2 awards to you. Take care.

  11. I didn't but, my kids did. There are just too many distractions for kids these days and they need structured activities.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. I was into basketball, and was a cheerleader. yes, can you imagine that? Neither one of my boys did any sports....can you believe that? honestly, I don't know how they could be coming from me. lol.

  13. 1) No, I didn't play any sport at a child. I wasn't able to due to physical challenge.

    2) My son plays soccer since he was 3, and he is now 13. It is the only sport that he like. He tried basketball, and baseball but they don't interest him that much.

  14. I am totally a team player. I find most projects turn out much better when more than one person is involved in the planning.

    Have a great weekend!

  15. I never did play sports as a kid. No wonder I'm not an outdoor kind of gal as an adult! LOL! I just signed Kiana up for soccer so I'm hoping she likes it!

  16. As a child and teen I was a dancer. My boys played team sports as did my daughter who also danced and was a cheerleader. My grandkids are now playing team sports. ;)

  17. I wasn't on a team, but I danced. Right now my kids are all in gymnastics.

  18. i loved sports, but i love dance and skating and riding horses more.

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  19. i did not play sports as a child... but i really hope broxton does :)


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