Monday, June 18, 2012

Softball Champs!

This weekend our girls Tournament Team had a tournament in Burlingame.  Three days of softball for our U8, U10, and U12 teams.

Jordan is on the U10 team.  It's her first year playing, so the fact that she even made the tournament team is so wonderful.  She's been in a bit of a batting slump, and no matter what I say or do to try and help her, it's one of those things that's in her head and we can't do anything about that.  Her coaches are trying to help her as well, but they also realize it's in her head.  We've decided we'll get her a batting coach, or find some kind of immersion camp for her this summer, and perhaps that will help her.

So Friday night we had a game at 6:30, then games at 11:30 and 3:45 on Saturday.  The team won all three games, and were seeded first place for playoffs.  Until this point, the girls hadn't made it past the second game in playoff (it's single elimination in each tournament), and so we had high hopes for these ladies on Sunday!

Sunday at 11:30, our girls played their first game and won!  We moved fields where they then played their second game and won that as well!  Side note: All of the parents on this team are AMAZING and supportive and so nice, and Chris and I are really sad we're leaving soon.  Moving on.

For the final game, we played our arch-enemies (insert dramatic music), and a team that's been a rival for a long time.  AND. WE. WON!!  The girls had some AMAZING catches, some great plays, and overall, fantastic attitudes and spirit.  As someone who didn't even start playing competitively until high school, I'm continually impressed at the sportsmanship and skill of these 9, 10, and 11 year olds.

So Jordan was able to get her first trophy from a tournament.  And it was a first-place one.  I'm so proud of her and of her team.  Afterwards we all gathered at the home of our fabulous team mom for a father's day BBQ.  Good times were had by all, and it was with much grumbling that I shuffled my family out at 9, since I had to get my husband to the airport this morning.


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