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".
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"?
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.