10 Things I Learned at a Soccer Game

Some of the cheering committee: Aunt Beck, Rach & Brit!

This past weekend, I was able to go to one of my cousin's soccer games. Since I haven't been to a game in 3 or 4 years, I'd like to share a few things I learned:

  1. Bring a chair
  2. It is very helpful to have an umbrella, if not, sunscreen is a necessity
  3. Drink lots of water
  4. In any game below the high school, cheering is permitted. My cousin did tell us she'd rather us be quiet though!
  5. You might want to bring ear plugs, because parents are very, very loud. When I mentioned that the parents might be distracting the players with their comments and that there were too many chiefs and not enough indians, one of the parents replied, "It takes a village to win a soccer game!" (ha, ha)
  6. Goalie's only look as good as the team makes them look (thanks, Rachel for that tip)
  7. Sitting in the shade, you will be soaked in sweat. I can't imagine running in 90 degree heat!
  8. The goalie is the only person who can touch the ball with their hands.
  9. If a player gets hurt, the whistle is blown and all the players are supposed to take a knee (get low) so the coaches can see who got hurt.
  10. Soccer moms are very selfless people. They drive far away, lug around chairs, snacks, go to the bathroom in Porto-potties, volunteer in snack shacks, cheer wildly, and endure crazy weather to support their kids. I learned my aunt is even more awesome than I had thought!

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