Selfie with Ada before one of her games.
After watching Ada's first game last year, I volunteered to help coach. But this year I just go to the games and try and keep my ridiculous competitiveness to a minimum and relax in a lawn chair and WOW is it difficult. But there are plenty of other parents vocalizing their competitiveness so no need to add to that scene.
Ada and Emmerson Kool-aid deyed their hair. That and Ada's wake up Saturday morning hair done up in a 9 year old soccer appropriate hairdo resulted in this cool look.
One of my favorites photos.
Emmerson is actually pretty good. Loves to go to goal and is strong and aggressive but perhaps too nice. I think they learn to be "not nice" at travel soccer. I know no one reads this but if anyone ever wants to argue this point I have about 20 years of coaching it and 30 years of playing it - not bad sportsmanship but a different level of competitiveness and not all that nice ...
Ada following the play from her defensive position.