S: Allison's and Ryan's Spring Soccer 2011
FC: Spring Soccer 2011
1: Spring Soccer 2011 YMCA Kindergarten Swans and Morrisville 4U Emus Allison- 6, Ryan- 4 1/2
2: Practice with the YMCA Kindergarten League Swans | Top: Allison and Paige dribbling Right: Chasing after the ball with Emma and Skye
3: Allison's favorite move- the chop stop. | Left: Keep away from Mia, Paige and Sara.
4: Practice with the Morrisville 4U Emus. | Practicing breakaways.
5: Practicing power kicks.
6: Cheering on #7 of the Swans- Allison.
7: Allison's first goal of the season: a breakaway versus the Doves
8: Allison battles for a goal against the Pineapples (aka Parrots).
9: Congrats from Coach Perry.
10: Warming up for the first game of the season against the Wallabies. | Ryan's first goal of the season.
11: Ryan's second goal of the season. Ryan's former coach, Troy (in black) cheers him on. | Ryan dribbled this one from his own goal, down the sideline and then angled in a shot.
12: Allison takes on her YMCA friend Avery (bottom right) and the Doves.
15: Everyone is after this ball. Swans vs. Pelicans. | Missing photo: Allison's sky shot which was stopped by a hand ball. Look for the video.
17: Gotta be tough to be a soccer player.
18: Ryan was the coaches' (Mike, Chris and Jay) favorite kid to play with, often picking him up to keep him away from the ball. | Who said practice isn't fun? Top: Ryan learning dance moves from Niva. | Ryan avoids being taken down by his Koala nemesis and scores.
21: This ball is mine. | Another Allie Bug goal.
23: Allison about to kick a goal.
24: Ryan challenging the Wombats.
25: Breakaway goal with teammate Varun.
27: Ryan showing off more of his power kicks and soccer skills.
29: Ryan runs through the Koalas.
30: Spring Soccer season is strawberry season. Phillips Farm strawberry patch, Cary, NC.
33: Allison battles three Doves for the ball...and scores!
35: Photos from games against the Dingos and Magpies. Ryan often battled Matthew, Andrew (upper photo), and Braylon for the ball in addition to the other team.
36: Ryan's nemesis on the Magpies tries to take him down by the shoulder.
37: No celebrating. Need to make sure the shin guards and socks are OK. | But it doesn't work...
38: Soccer Goal Sundaes! We had to celebrate almost every week. Left: Allison's best friend Camille celebrating with us. | Ryan loved playing defense.
41: It's not Great Grandpa's Plumeria tree, but it is a nice cherry blossom tree. | Allison and the Swans wrap up a great season. Mom and Dad are sad to have it end.
42: Ryan gets by former teammate Kelsey and shoots past a defender.
43: Ryan took the ball at kick off, dribbled around the other team, somehow didn't fall down (photo left) and recovered to kick another goal.
44: Top: Guarding the goal with pal, Matthew. Right: Trophy shot with Coach Mike.