Wordless Wednesday



Meet the mighty SeaHawks!  They are one of six flag football teams in our local youth league.  Since their team color is green they are better known as the GreenHawks.

Last Friday night was the jamboree where the six teams took turns playing one another for fun.  No scoring!  Wildman played center so he got to hike the ball which he loved.  Cutie Pie was…?  I’m not sure what his position was exactly.  I just know he was super important to the offense 🙂

The boys on the team spent a lot of time bonding over tales of missing teeth and mouth guards.

The cheerleaders were so cute I could hardly stand it!

T-bone’s team, the BlueHawks, played in the first round of games.  We cheered him on loudly from the sidelines 🙂

He was rewarded with a huge slice of pepperoni pizza at the end.

He even shared a little bit of his crust with Wildman 🙂

Our coach is the best!  He was the room dad for Wildman’s kindergarten class last year.  He has coached every sport under the sun for his kids except football.  This is his first time and he is wonderful.  Our team managed to score a touchdown which is pretty remarkable if you’ve ever seen the practices…  But we have several really good players and an exceptional coach.  Somehow all the practice time paid off with a great play!

We’re looking forward to a fun season!

Flag Football

Last Friday evening the boys had their flag football assessments.  85 kids showed up to demonstrate their throwing, catching, running and agility skills.  The goal of the assessment was to make sure that each of the six teams is evenly populated with children of varying skill levels.  The idea is not to have one super team of awesome flag football players against everyone else.  It was fun watching the kids do the different activities.

Wildman is not the natural athlete that Cutie Pie is but he was actually excited to try flag football after learning to play at PE at school.  I’m not a fan of tackle football for children so I’m glad that the boys are able to experience the flag version.  And I’m thrilled that it is policy for siblings to be placed on the same team.  Since practices are twice a week with games on Friday, it will be nice to have both boys on the same practice schedule.

The Friday evening assessments were cut short due to a huge storm that blew in.  The temperature dropped 15 degrees instantly and the wind kicked up.  For as fierce as the storm looked we got very little rain from it.  J ended up having to take the boys back on Saturday morning to complete their skills tests.

I’m looking forward to a fun Seahawks season!