Ever since A. showed signs of having a great arm and great aim we have talked about which sports he would enjoy the most. He would be great at baseball, a great pitcher with that arm of his. He would do amazing at hockey due to how physical he is. Basketball was never mentioned (I am personally not a basketball fan). And of course we had countless hours talking about football and how much he would love it.
You know, sometimes things just work out. After his team lost two of his players A. got the opportunity to join the BEARS team. He missed the first week of practice but he was welcome to play his very first game -the team’s second. And, truth be told, it went better than expected.
When we got to the the Boys & Girls Club for his game he was more than ready. He met his coach and talked to him a bit. Since he hasn’t played Flag Football before he got to stand and watch a few plays.
He was so attentive. He payed closed attention to what the teams were doing. You could still see how nervous he was.
Man did A. take his job seriously.
Soon it was his turn to play!!
He was very nervous and tried to follow the play but it all moved so fast that no matter how hard he tried it all went too fast for him.
Once the play was over he was so overwhelmed all he wanted was to go home. But we were reassured than all of his teammates have gone through the same!
After the game was over his teammates invited him to play. So all there is to it now is practice: twice a day. We’ll have to wait and see how his next game goes!!