Sunday, October 28, 2012


Not this kind of scout...

This kind of scout.

I had an interesting experience yesterday, Ben was scouted.
I was working the gate at the football game yesterday when a guy came up and asked if the Tigers were playing today.  They weren't and the guy said, "that's too bad. I was hoping to check out one of the players".  Out of curiosity I asked who he was hoping to see.  He said "I want to talk to the tight end about coming to play for our select 13/14 team.  I think his name is Yokosomething".
Really?? Ben??
Now in our little neck of the woods, there is a little thing called select soccer.  It is insane.  Like totally life consuming, drain your bank account crazy.  Whenever I hear my friends talking about traveling here or writing a check for thousands of dollars there (yes, you read that right, THOUSANDS)   I think thank god Ben doesn't play soccer.  So when the word "select" came out of his mouth I got a pit in my stomach. 
Was it kind of cool, the guy knew about Ben and actually knew his name (well, he was close)?
Where we ready to get involved with something "select"?
Not sure
I sent the scout down to talk to Joj and Ben.  I figured Joj could size this guy up and ask the important questions.  When I caught up with Joj I asked what he and Ben thought. 
Turns out Ben wants to try out for the team. 
Try outs are tonight and Ben is going to check it out.  I'm glad that Ben is excited about football and sees this as an opportunity to improve his skills, but I'm also very leery about we might be getting into.
I guess we will have to wait and see.


Debra said...

That's really neat! You'll have to keep us posted on how things turn out.

Shannon @I Survived and Now I Run said...

Wow that sounds exciting...but as a mom I can understand your hesitation! I just happened across your blog and thought I would share with you something I am attempting to do...Oh and by the way I have decided to write a series of blog posts about being thankful..for the month of November...I am trying to start a "Count your many blessings" movement within the blogging community...I will post on Sunday the 4th for Nov. 1-4 then next week 5-11 and so on...are ya with me? Pass it along either way, blessings and hugs!