|Celebrating a Goal|
In August the team I help coach with my friend Chris the Boys U-9 Darlington Stikers played in our last tournament of the season in Ottawa. The boys have had a good year and it has been a lot of fun watching the kids grow. This tournament was special since it was a growing experience for all involved, the kids the coaches and the parents. We watched the boys play hard in every game including the final game, as we went late into the Championship game with a team we know very well from our own league the Oshawa Turrell's. The score was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation time. The boys went on to score 4 of 5 Penalty Kicks to decide the winner of the tournament. It was gut wrenching, as a coach of these great kids, as the parent of the Goal Keeper, and knowing that a group of boys will be celebrating the 4hr drive home, and another group will be let down after getting so close. Fortunately for us we came out on top, and will be a game I will never forget.
|The Joy of scoring :)|
|Making a Save in PK Shoot Out!|
|Jumping for Joy after winning the tournament :)|
|One Weekend I will Never Forget|