Last Sunday was Meredith's first soccer game. She had a great time and we had a great time watching her. We weren't quite prepared for her to play, but we now have the right soccer shorts, soccer shoes, and shin guards (thanks Mike for the hand-me-downs!)
There are 8 kids on her team, and they split them up so 4 play on one small field, and 4 play on another. That way all the kids get a lot of time to play and it's not just a gigantic blob of people going after the soccer ball all of the time! The coach for the other team and the ref were both really really good with the kids. (Meredith's coach was with the other group of 4 on the other field.) It's definitely about learning the game and not about winning.
For the last period Meredith was a goalie - just like her dad! She did great - I don't think a ball got past her!