It's time for Small Stars! This week we are headed to the soccer field... For some 6 and 7-year-old NYS soccer. And on this particular Saturday morning...The scorpions were out in force.
It's the Scorpions in yellow, against the Scorpions in blue.
“My name is Lucy. I play for the Scorpions.. I wear a yellow jersey. I can't believe we have to verse Scorpions!”
Kellen couldn’t believe it either! “Yeah like so weird is because we're both into our same team, just different colors.”
Two Scorpions teams... IS weird.
Anyway... These Scorpions are ready for some early morning action.
Plenty of defense throughout the game... In fact, the defense was so good... It took an entire first half before Julian breaks through and scores for the "Blue" Scorpions.
“So, I, I'm supposed to like, go and like run to the goal and like, that's what I did and like, I saw there was like a billion people and I'm like, this is going to be an easy goal and it was... So like I went up and then I saw the ball and then kicked it inside the goal,” said Julian.
While taking a short water break, Lucy decides to tell me what she likes best about her yellow Scorpions...
“I like, I like that my whole team, it doesn't give up... Until, until they try…”
But that's not all. As Lucy will demonstrate, there's a bit of a philosopher in all of us. Even if you're just six-years-old.
“I just want to tell you that, um, sometimes, soccer isn't always easy, it’s one of the most challenging sports of all.”
Well said Lucy!
That tough defense continued throughout the second half, and when all was said and done... Julian reminds us of the score.
“One to zero!”
But afterwards... Kellen took it all in stride.
“It went pretty good. We had, we had to block that one goal but they got they got in front of our goalie, so, we gotta do better next time.”
Congratulations blue, and yellow Scorpions... You're this week's small stars!