christopher had his first experience with school sports
he tried out for the modified soccer team
he made the first round of cuts
but not the team
it was a new experience for him
we tried to keep expectations low
knowing that the team is mainly 8th graders
but several of his friends did make the team
i think that’s what made it difficult
my hope is that he can take this experience
and become stronger for it
not bitter and angry
the period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience
is the most difficult period in one’s life.
through a difficult period you can learn;
you can develop inner strength, determination,
and courage to face the problems.
the dalai lama
and it seems to me he’s responded in this way
he has been attending a couple of skill development programs
and i think, if nothing else, they have helped his confidence
and next year – just something else to look forward to
Yep, getting cut is tough. Had to deal with it more than once (especially in basketball for some odd reason). It does teach you that not everything is handed to you, and can definitely serve as a motivator to get better. Let him know I’m rooting for him to make it next year (and baseball is more important anyway).
oh, sweet christopher. way to put himself out there in the first place!
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