We started our first year of soccer in late August. Our club didn't have enough kids for a BU5 and BU6 team so we were combined into a BU6 team. Age-wise Reese should be on BU6 but since he didn't play last year he didn't know as much as the other 2 5 year olds. We also had 3 just turned 4 year olds on our team. There was lots of playing and chatting on the field.
Reese eventually got the hang of what to do especially when they each practiced with their own ball. There were several incidents of extreme upset when they all practiced with one ball. Reese was pretty ticked off when other people stole "his" ball.
We had 10 games from September through November 10th. Luckily we had a late start AND a late finish to summer so we had lots of good playing weather until very close to the end of the season. Reese really started to get into it and even got a special "newly aggressive player" badge for his team sweatshirt when he really started muscling into the fray.
We didn't win any games, but fortunately at least 4 of the boys, Reese included, seemed fairly oblivious to the other team scoring. They were very excited when their own team, Sharks, scored though. I was afraid he'd get discouraged and not want to play. Luckily that didn't happen. He made a lot of progress this season and the 2 kids on our team that played last year were light years ahead, so I expect him to do well next year.
He wven managed to score a couple of goals this season about which he was over the moon!!
Reese and Mommy made some new friends and had a good time this season. Now if the rains come in September next year that may be a different story.