Interstellar Adventures

June 1, 2007

New Soccer Mom on the Block

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Mom Life — by InterstellarLass @ 9:52 am

Thusfar, our experience with soccer and Elle has been all rec and all for fun. Starting tomorrow, we enter the big leagues. Select Soccer. Elle had to go try out a couple of weeks ago, and after the practice the coach said he would be glad for her to join the team. “She’s good. She does need to work on fundamentals, but she’s good.” With just two practices with these coaches, I’m already seeing an improvement in her footwork and skills.

We’re starting with the shorter indoor season, and our game tomorrow is at 7:42 AM. That’s in the morning people. Early in the morning. We’re going to have to get up at 6 am on a Saturday. That in itself is just wrong. Tonight we have to go to Academy to get new shorts and socks in the appropriate color for the new team. Oh, and ponytail holders in the right color too. Can’t forget those.

I’m also going to be the ‘new mom on the block’. I won’t know any of the other mom’s on the team. One other girl from Elle’s team is playing, but she’s playing an age group down because of when her birthday is, despite the fact that she and Elle are in the same grade. I’m not good at talking to other moms. Especially not early in the morning. And especially not Soccer Moms. Our resume is rec league only, so I feel a little like the white trash soccer mom. But hopefully Elle will play well and ease my transition. No pressure kid.

Update: Well, she pulled through for me. Like it’s all about me. Her team was technically better than the opposing team and we won easily. They stopped counting goals after we scored 8, and I’m pretty sure we scored at least 8 more. Elle scored two goals in the first half! Way to go baby! There are several girls on the team that have excellent skills, and Elle has a lot to learn. She has the time, and I’ll find the money. We’re thinking World Cup one of these days. 😛 


  1. oh Select Soccer is the big time. Once she proves she belongs then the mommies will think you belong 🙂

    Comment by Sparky Duck — June 1, 2007 @ 11:17 am |Reply

  2. She’ll wow you , I’m sure. Good luck getting up tomorrow 🙂

    Comment by MommaK — June 1, 2007 @ 1:07 pm |Reply

  3. 7:42 a.m.? What the heck kind of starting time is 7:42 a.m.??

    Make sure you get the right ponytail holders. Those soccer moms will be checking.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — June 1, 2007 @ 1:21 pm |Reply

  4. Wow. That’s a big commitment, but exciting!! Just relax and in six months time, you’ll be old friends with the other moms. I’ll bet no one talks at six in the morning. Just smile and sip your coffee.

    Comment by raehan — June 1, 2007 @ 7:13 pm |Reply

  5. Yay for Elle!!! You do have the required mini-van already, don’t you?

    Comment by carnealian — June 2, 2007 @ 5:47 am |Reply

  6. I’m finally reading this, and it’s 8:31 on my clock, so you’re game is probably well underway.

    Where do you play indoor soccer? I mean, do they have indoor soccer gyms there? We just get the old skool outdoor soccer here, and my boys have not shown a lot of interest (they have some skill, just aren’t excited).

    Comment by oldsillybear — June 2, 2007 @ 7:31 am |Reply

  7. That is great that she is so good and loves it. And, you, my dear are a great mom to get up so early on a Sat.

    The things we do for our kids.

    Comment by nancy — June 4, 2007 @ 8:26 am |Reply

  8. Whoa, go Elle!! It must be really cool to watch her on the field, even if you do have to get up wayyyy too early, lol.

    Comment by Laura — June 4, 2007 @ 9:03 am |Reply

  9. I’m laughing at your soccer mom clique and white trash soccer mom post. That’s hilarious. Who knew it was so tough to be a soccer mom!

    That’s great that Elle’s team won, and she scored two goals!

    Comment by Bone — June 4, 2007 @ 10:03 am |Reply

  10. Way to go Elle!

    Comment by Gypsy — June 5, 2007 @ 8:27 am |Reply

  11. well isn’t she just fantastic????

    Comment by Kristen — June 5, 2007 @ 9:09 pm |Reply

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