We signed the "olders" up for our local Upwards basketball program this year. When their first game rolled around I was nervous. None of them had played before and I wasn't sure how their skills (or lack of) would line up.
I didn't need to worry, they have fit in just fine.
Mya's games look like real basketball games.
The boys' games on the other hand, are starting to look like real basketball games. During their first few games they were focused on defending their man. Whether their team was on offence or defense, they were guarding their man.
Mya and Simon made baskets early on in the program. Jonah's first basket has been a little longer in coming, but last week that darn ball finally went in the hoop. Kory captured the moment on video and I am so glad he did!
There is so much I love about this clip. Simon's (somewhat reluctant) pass to Jonah and his excitement as Jonah dribbles in for the basket. The coach's reaction (he is on the court as the referee and starts to jump and pump his fist in the left hand corner of the screen). And Jonah's smile and strut once the ball goes in.
When the game was over, their coach came up to me and said, "Hallelujah, the ball went in!"
My sentiments exactly.