Sunday, January 28, 2007


Jacob is playing basketball again this year through the YMCA.This year the teams are no longer co-ed, so he plays on a team of 3rd and 4th grade boys. In this league they have the follow the rules more closely (which means they actually have to dribble the ball instead of run with it!), fouls are called, and they try to run plays. Jacob's position has primarily been point guard this season and he's done a great job of bringing the ball up the court (WOW - are you impressed by my basektball jargon?) He has scored in almost every game, and has even shot a few foul shots. The season has been a learning experience for all us: Jacob is learning more about the game and how to play with teammates who haven't been around bb as much as he has. Chris is learning to try to switch roles every Saturday morning from coach to parent. I am learning to be very patient trying to remember he's only in 3rd grade (it's hard to switch from HS games on Friday night to 3rd grade games on Sat. morning!) I have also been trying to perfect my basketball photography skills. Taking bb photos in a poorly lit gym with little boys running everywhere is not easy...but I'm trying. Hopefully I'll have it figured out by the time he's in high school. Here are just a few of the photos I haven't deleted. Yes, I know some are blurry or have a yellowish cast to them...but at least you get an idea of what Jacob looks like in action.


Nancy said...

I love watching that age play, even tho' those can be some mighty long games. You know in their minds they're in the NBA finals!

Jill said...

Ah, basketball... my life right now too! I'm sure in a few years I'll have smilar photos of Luke on my blog!

Aunt CC said...

What concentration, coordination! I love to see kid`s expressions as they go thorough the physical motions! Could they do those things without sticking out their tongues???? Ever watch your little ones cut with scissors?? My 2nd graders all cut with tongues hanging out. Cute!