At The Sierra School we have been practicing soccer every Wednesday morning and soon hope to have soccer on Monday afternoons as well. Soccer is a sport that exists around the world and is very important in Mexico. Soccer also helps us have good health and exercise our bodies. On the 20th of January, a typical soccer practice, we trained with 3 coaches, Fabrice, our math teacher and sports fan; Christian Kar, school dad and experienced youth soccer from the United States; and Marco, the local Mexican select soccer coach in Todos Santos. We did a lot of exercises. We ran two laps to warm up. We did some dribbling around some cones. Then we did sprints for five meters. After that, we each did five push-ups . Finally, we ran sideways and did crossing-our-legs exercises. Then we did some of the same exercises with a ball. We also learned how to throw in the ball and to receive it. This was very fun. At the end of our practice, we had a soccer game. In Sebastian's team were Aliya, Gustavo, Sofia-Victoria and Christian. On my team were Ana-Sofia, Esli, Faith, Marco and Fabrice, who was goalie. Sebastian scored one goal. Faith scored one goal. And I scored two goals at the end of the game. It was a great soccer practice. Thank you Christian, Marco and Fabrice!
a poem by Sebastian Kar
The ball means teamwork. The players mean perseverance. The goal means passion.
A pass means cooperation. A team means friendship. A score means happiness.
The date is worrisome, but I should abandon my fear. When I speak of the game, everyone goes wild.
A packed stadium says there will be tremendous noise.