Last night was Brandon's first basketball game. He got to play 2 quarters (2nd and 3rd). The other players passed him the ball a few times but he didn't score any points, but I was so proud of him anyway. He really hustled and tried to "be there" for his other teammates. I was really kindof worried when at practice they started scrimmaging because Brandon is not very agressive and is more passive. And so I thought that he may never get any B ball action because of this. He can shoot the ball.. don't get me wrong, but I worry sometimes about his competitiveness. So I have been talking to him about really getting around his defenders and trying to get up there where the ball is in case they need to pass it. I think it helped because they passed him the ball more in the game than they do at practice! I was so proud. His team, The Hornets, lost last night. But I think they all had fun, and that's the main thing.
So far I haven't seen any over-the-top competitive obnoxious parents who scream at thier kids at the top of thier lungs or yells and bad mouths the other children on the team for doing something wrong. The ones who must think that thier children are future professional athletic money making machines. I'm sure there are some out there who will be pro basketball players and what not, but don't verbally abuse your kids and others on the team because of your dream for them. Am I right? Sorry, I got off on a tangent there. But it was fun and the main thing that I want Brandon to do is learn teamwork, counting on others and have them count on him, and of course to have fun.
The score ended 18-5. As I said before, Brandon's team lost. But the 5 points scored by our team were scored by our friends Thomas and Amy's little boy and it was so cute to see the glow on thier faces when thier little boy looked up in the bleachers at them like hey mom, did you see that! Oh, they were so proud and it made me so happy that I got to see thier faces in that moment. Anywho, below are some pictures of Brandon playing.
Brandon has the ball!
Daddy and Brodie at the game. Brodie's eating a snack.