13 Mar 23
My son had a soccer tournament this weekend. It was his first real competition with a new team and a long time coming. If you read my earlier piece, The Tryout, you know all about that. In reality, these little tournaments are a crap shoot. A team’s chances are highly dependent on the draw. Teams aren’t evenly matched. Sometimes you’re on the lucky side of that and sometimes you aren’t. Regardless, it was a chance for him to compete again after a year and a half off and it was a chance to play with his new team and get a sense of how the season ahead might go.