Richard S. wrote:......................................... The other thing I noticed was he was exhibiting some leadership skills directing the other teammates. That's something that can't really be taught.
3 years ago the grandson decided he wanted to play soccer. The only way it was possible was for his mom to be the coach. So there she was sitting on the porch reading "Soccer for Dummies." They threw a team together at the last minute made up of kids who didn't know each other that much. They did have 1 kid on the team who happened to be a veteran of a travel soccer team. He had been playing for 3 years prior and had a decent set of skills.
He ended up being the team leader but really spent most of his time trying to help the other players. They were taught to play the position which translated to them being the top 6 year old team of the league. They went unbeaten. As the other teams just chased the ball, these kids played the position allowing them to get behind the opponents defense scoring easily.
The greatest thrill they had was when they all rallied to get the player with the poorest skills to finally score himself. They played 1/2 the game with every teamate passing the ball to him and he finally got it in the goal. I was never so proud of a bunch of kids as I was that day. And the player who scored. I told his parents that it would take a week for him to get the grin off his face.
Congrads Proud Uncle. You definitely need to get some video !!!!