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This was Sydney’s first season on a competitive team and it was a big learning experience. 3 days a week of practice plus games on the weekend. Lots of commitment and lots of training. I was excited to see our 8th grader get the opportunity to train at a higher level and see how she responds. This will prep her better for high school sports and the rigors of those programs.
Overall, her team didn’t do so well record wise. Losing the majority of the games. However, we are here to learn right now…says the coach. You could see the team improving from game to game. There is real strategy being deployed at this level and it takes time to develop.
Sydney spent a lot of the season in the back of the field on defense but then later got moved up. It was a good taste of a few different spots on the field. They are starting to really peg them to where they are good at around this level and have them stick to that spot.
Now it is time for diving over the winter but Sydney will be back with the same team in the spring for the final season of pre-high school soccer. Should be a blast!
And with that, summer ends. School begins. And the final step in the transition to high school. But Sydney is excited to be the big (wo)man on campus this year. She even signed up to go to school a day early in order to help the 6th graders figure out their transition. It was just a couple years ago that Sydney walked into that first day of middle school after a school change not knowing anyone and ready for a new adventure. And now she is helping others do the same.
The traditional silly picture.
Oh, I was asked to post this locker picture to. Apparently, she is very proud of this. Seems like a metal box you store your crap in to me. But what do I know.
Back to camp! Turns out Sydney is aged out of this camp but we squeezed her in for one last hurrah! She grew up going there and really enjoys it.
Did you fall out again?
Oh, it was a rescue exercise.
Hiking to Royal Arch in Boulder. They made it to the top. Most groups apparently don’t. Not this group!
Hawaii? You are in Colorado!
Well, that’s it for this camp. Heck, maybe she will come back as a counselor someday.
It was Sydney vs. Reagan vs. Kayla vs. Dad at the annual 5K in Leadville. We were excited to run as a family but that went to hell as soon as the race started. Kayla took off and passed us all. But we caught her within a few blocks and then Sydney took the lead for the remainder of the race.
Reagan was bopping back and forth between Kayla and I and Sydney. Thinking she might have been able to take the win if she wasn’t running in Jordan high tops. But they finished about 2 seconds apart in a duel to the finish.
Hoping to keep this a family tradition!