Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1st Term Sports Roundup

There are many wonderful things about teaching here at Rift Valley Academy.  One of them is being able to have all of our kids play sports.  Back in the US, this was not possible because we could only manage about three sports teams a season.  There was just too much driving to different practice fields, different game locations, and all at different times.  Here at RVA every kid can play because he/she can walk to practice, walk to the home games, and ride the team bus to away games.  What a blessing.

This first term was girls’ basketball, which our girls had not played before but wanted to play to help them get into shape at 7,000 ft before soccer second term.  The girls survived the cuts at the beginning of the season and Miss Bookworm even got pulled up to varsity half way through the season due to a player getting injured on that team.  Varsity won their league and junior varsity made it to the final game, but came in runner up.

Miss Bookworm with the inside shot.
Ed bringing the ball up court playing point guard.
Ed driving the lane.
FG made the Junior High "A" team as a 7th grader and is making a baseline pass around a MUCH TALLER 8th grader.
Buddy made the Junior High "A" team as well as a 7th grader.
Little Foot taking a goal kick.
Little Foot making a move in the open field.
KD and Anna also got to play soccer, but I don't have any photos of them.  It was hard to get to the elementary school to watch them play when I was coaching JH soccer.  It was a great sports season and now the kids are anticipating playing sports in term two.

1 comment:

Mama Ds Dozen said...

Sounds like fun.

We have had several years where we had 8 kids playing baseball or running track in the spring . . . with kids playing/running all around the county every. single. afternoon. Mama's Taxi Service was maxxed out. :)

Hope you all are doing well.

mama of 12