The smaller games were fun too. Wyatt scored a few goals each game and would cheer teammates on. They played five on five, plus a goalie. So each child gets more time on the field.
There was no "run around the field three laps" for a warm-up, as you guys have seen the pics from some of the drills. The coach even ran plays with small groups. Imagine that! They TAUGHT them how to PLAY the game. Not just running around randomly.
The best part was, when they weren't in the game they were passing and trying to score on another goal. Yeah, what a novel idea, keep the kids busy. Color me impressed. Coaches... you did an awesome job. Two thumbs up for the FC Carolina Alliance.
Side note: I know these are not soccer cleats. He grew out of his with only two games left, so he wore Levi's baseball cleats to finish out the season. Also, these are not goalie gloves, although they did work well as such. They are his dirt bike gloves, but they matched and kept his hands warm.