Pitch, kits, and boots

 

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Soccer has been a big adjustment here in Singapore.  Aside from all the new terms (pitch, kits, and boots) the training is not near as demanding as in the US.  I signed up Robert for the ANZA (Australian New Zealand Association) soccer club hearing that it was one of the better clubs here in Sing.  He plays on a recreational team and he also tried out and made one of  the competitive teams.  Some key differences are practice (not mandatory) and parents (too nice).  For the recreational team all 6 U14 teams come together for a joint practice once a week.  So far, Robert has been one of about 15 kids that actually come to practice.  The competitive team also practices once a week, but as a team.  Needless to say, it’s hard to expect much improvement when practices are not mandatory and only once a week.  As you can see in the pictures, Robert is having a blast and in the end that’s all that matters.  Could hanging around  all these nice, positive parents be rubbing off on me?