When we made the transition from homeschool to schoolschool last year, the kids were excited about the possibility of playing school sports. Only our firstborn was old enough, since basketball, soccer and volleyball don’t begin until fifth grade.
Last year, he made the wise decision to focus on his schoolwork and get used to his new routine before trying any sports. We agreed that he made a good choice, but by the end of the school year, he was wishing he had joined the basketball team.
This year, he has been counting down the days until the start of basketball season. His younger brother has played baseball almost year round the past few years. And he also played on a community basketball team a few years ago. But this is the first time the 7th grader has been on a team since soccer about three years ago.
For the first game, his school was matched up against a public school from Chicago. From some of the comments of other parents, it sounded like it might be a tough game. But our team stayed ahead the entire game, and they won! What a great way to start the season!
The fifth grader also is playing basketball, so the next few months are going to be crazy with practice and games four days a week. I’m excited for them both. And I might be just a little excited to get to be a basketball mom!