Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March Madness At The YMCA!

My youngest son has dipped his toe in to the crazy world of basketball. This winter, he decided to play basketball on a youth league at the YMCA.

If you live in North Carolina, you know basketball is serious in this state.

On Saturday, my whole family set out to watch his first game. I guess we were expecting Duke University versus Chapel Hill. My group has become enthralled with college basketball and our professional team, The Charlotte Bobcats. I guess we forgot that the kids were seven years old and younger. Pewee basketball is a fun version of the game with a loose respect for the rules of the game. You do not have to dribble. You can catch a rebound and run holding the ball tightly to the opposite goal and shoot. I would have been great at this game.

My preteen daughter was appalled. She wanted to know if the referee was blind to the constant walking. She tried to call a foul from the stands. My fourteen-year-old son wanted to know if he had to ever come to another Pewee game again. He had enough when the lone five-year-old on the team shot at the wrong goal… The Pewee tournament starts in a few weeks and March Madness will have begun at our local YMCA!

2 comments:

Dori said...

I enjoyed reading this story. My oldest daughter played for the first time on a 8-10 old girls league. We had a joy watching the game. The excitement you have when your child rings her first basket. Thanks for sharing the story.
Dori Harmon

Heidi said...

Ah what we do for our families!