Levi played soccer for a couple of years before football called his name, but he had a great coach. The coach has two sons, one Levi's age and one that is Kiara's age. Several years ago, he invited Kiara to play on his younger son's team b/c they needed extra players one spring. Kiara held her own surprisingly well at that age and has played with his team ever since. This last year, however, he decided to consolidate and just coach his 12 year old's team and let his 9 year old play on the team. We were disappointed b/c the coach is really that great, but as luck would have it the 12 year old boy team was short a player and he invited Kiara again to be on the team. Kiara loves it!
So despite the teasing, the endless fighting, and the tears caused from constantly being bested by an older brother...it has its benefits on the soccer field!