While staring into the sun sitting in my $5.99 chair from Academy Sports on Saturday I had an epiphany. I finally figured out what was ticking me off about soccer this whole time.
This was our first year in soccer. I knew absolutely nothing about what to expect or what the process would be. But I did have some assumptions. And on Saturday (5 weeks into this project) it dawned on me what they were.
I assumed that signing up for and participating in Soccer was going to be like all the other lessons I have signed Braden up for in the past. We sign up, we pay, and a profession instructor instructs him on whatever the task at hand is. LESSONS... like gymnastic lessons, or swim lessons etc etc.
But soccer (here) is not like that. You sign up, you pay and then a parent volunteer shows up once a week and slap dash throws a sort of practice together. No explanation on how to play, or what the terms mean. No checking of skill level or showing how to kick the ball. Nothing...
So my question is... how do the kids learn the game? How do all these other boys out there seem to know what the heck is going on? And what the heck am I paying for in the first place? Where is the instruction and the drills? Where is the LESSON!