Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Lucky 47 crash66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The past
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized Allez Elite
    Posts
    283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Another proud papa has to brag...

    My 8-year-old daughter has been invited to play with her first traveling soccer team! We had originally believed we couldn't afford to do this, as I'm still not working due to my health issues. Then we learned about scholarships for this type of thing, and will be pursuing that with the club.

    I'm ecstatic because I had felt so guilty about me being the reason she couldn't pursue this, but due to a odd karmic event we found out about the scholarship program.

    When she tried out (by special invite, following a letter I sent outlining our situation), she was absolutely phenomenal. Best she's ever looked. The coach said "she definitely has soccer in her", then offered her a spot. As a soccer nut, those words mean a lot to me.

    The club teaches a Brazilian individual-skills-based approach that intends to build comfort and confidence on the ball. If you have heard of Leah Fortune (a 20-ish woman on the Brazilian national team, but has dual American-Brazilian citizenship), she is a graduate of this program.

    We are so excited. Plus, our 4 1/2 year old is just as amazing in her own way, with her own interests.

    Sorry, just had to do it.....but kids are off the hizzle (or is that phrase no longer current?)
    Has anyone else noticed that 47 is a magic number?

  2. #2
    Senior Member SwimBike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pretty much Canada, NY
    Posts
    499
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thats great to hear! Congrats!

  3. #3
    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
    My Bikes
    to many to list
    Posts
    6,108
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    as long as shes as happy as you are Congats to her!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

  4. #4
    Lucky 47 crash66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The past
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized Allez Elite
    Posts
    283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    as long as shes as happy as you are

    Well if she isn't, I'll just yell at her until she is.

    No, definitely no stage father here. If traveling club soccer is too intense for her, we'll go back to park district league. But with her talent (and current desire level) this is definitely we need to try. It would be a waste not to. Final decision is always hers.
    Has anyone else noticed that 47 is a magic number?

  5. #5
    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
    My Bikes
    to many to list
    Posts
    6,108
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    SWEET! Im glad to hear she loves the sport! Im sure with your support she'll go all the way
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

  6. #6
    Perpetually dropped Usetacould's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Abingdon, VA
    My Bikes
    Univega Modo Volare and Cannondale F600 mtn bike
    Posts
    230
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do they test for doping?
    When I drop the hammer, I hit myself in the foot.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •