Jacob's Big Soccer game today
By Alan Hargreaves-Oracle on Jul 03, 2004
Today Jake's team (the Tuggerah Scorpions) took on Toukley.
Jake got to try out being goalkeeper for the first half. It as a new experience for him and he had some trouble drop kicking the ball, but by the end of the half he was getting the hang of being goalkeeper.
In the second half he got to play out on the field. We've been teaching him all about getting in and having a go; and if you lose the ball, get in and have another go. He got in and did that today and really picked up on his attacking. Indeed he was constantly beating players who were physically much bigger than him. Clever beats bigger.
His coach was impressed with how much he has improved in attack since he started and he got the encouragement award for exactly that.
Jake's friend Callum got the player of the match for "Putting his body on the line to protect the goals". Callum ended up on the ground between the ball and the goals at one point in defence on top of his usual great attacking game.
This team is really coming on well. One thing they do have to do is to remember to listen to what their coach is telling them as they do tend to go off on their own a bit.
They're into school holidays this week so there is no game next week; but they'll be back the following week.
This team is starting to show a lot of team spirit!
Oh yes, the result? ... 0-0 - a scoreless draw.