A view from my side.
Kid#3. The Athlete. The smallest of the three boys, he is without a doubt, the most athletic. He has played soccer his entire life. He enjoys other sports, playing pick up games of basketball and frisbee with his friends. Given almost any activity on a sunny Saturday, he would choose to play soccer.
From the first days on the field, kicking a ball that almost came up to his knees, he has loved being out there. He was a goal scoring machine early on. Granted, no one plays defense at U8, but his teams would always have a huge number of goals. As he got older, he continued to score. As the opponents got better at defending, he continued to score. When he and his brother teamed up together on an indoor team, they were unstoppable. They often scored 18-20 goals in a 30 minute indoor match. It was pure joy to watch.
to be continued…