You know how some kids just have that one sport that they really love, the one where they prefer to skip meals and computer time and tv time as long as they get to stay out there for 5 more minutes. Basketball is it for my Boyo! He has loved shooting hoops since he could grab a ball to dribble it. Making it into a high school basketball team is one of his dreams. He takes every opportunity he can to be outside shooting hoops. He practices his dribbling all during the summer and is always playing "pig or horse" with his Dad (don't ask me what those games are as I have no idea!).
When we found out there was a basketball camp sponsored and led by the USU Aggies Basketball Team he had to be there to learn any tidbits he could. He came home that week so stoked, full of ideas and new knowledge which he put to practice right away the following month when Basketball season commenced.
Los Lobos, meaning "the Wolves" is his team this year, I told him it was a sign that he was in the "wolf pack" just like Jacob Black, he didn't think it was funny, LOL. His coach this year is focusing more on technique and teaching them how to play the game as opposed to last year when they were free to double dribble and just shoot whenever they felt like it. Boyo is thriving under the new guidance. He loves to have a coach and goes out of his way to please. He practices so hard at each practice and it is not happy until he has everything perfect or until he is soaking wet from sweat!
Game time usually means his serious face comes on and moving from one side to the other as fast as lightning. He has fast little legs that can carry him from one side of the court to the other in a very short time, all while dribbling the ball! He is definitely in the short side compared to all the other 3rd graders however what he lacks in height he makes up in heart and dedication. He is the kid that comes home after a game and even if it is snowing or freezing cold outside, he stays out there practicing until he has his "new" trick figured out. He makes this Mamma proud!