Sunday, July 5, 2015

j u s t O n e p i c !

o h L o v l i e s !

this day brings back a very special time in my life.

i haven't told you that i coached girls soccer for five years. 

* * *

we signed Chrislyn up for soccer when she was in kindergarten.

after that season, they were without a coach. the president of the 

league approached me to coach. 


the only time i had touched a soccer ball was to practice passing and

trapping to Chrislyn.  the pres. said "you can do it, Lynne!"  the pressure

was on.  no one else stepped up.  we were a few weeks from soccer season.

i said, "yes".

i approached two other moms.
( may God bless Dale and Marlene.)

we took the team name from Shetland Ponies to "TRAPPER KEEPERS".

( it was eventually shortened to  "KEEPERS". )

we read books.

we watched "videos".

we spent HOURS on the phone, strategizing games, before and after. 

we approached the best high school coaches in the city to hold Saturday clinics.  

five years later we won the Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer League Championship. 

* * * 

our very first drill was to "dance on the ball".

it was a fun way to get acquainted with the sport.

six and seven year old girls love to dance.  

we danced our way to HOME LEAGUE GOLD, and danced

to "We Are The Champions" in our living room here on 34.

i dedicate this post to "THE KEEPERS". 

they will always be "select" in my heart!

G O  T E A M   U S A !  

B R I N G   H O M E   T H E   C U P !



  1. This is what I call an inspirational story!
    Love it !!

  2. Love knowing that Lynne ! Priscilla played keeper all the way through college… I know your memories are sweet, as are ours. Happy Sunday.
    XOXO Mary

  3. What a learning experiance for you my dear Lynne!
    And you learned everthing there was to learn to become that coach for your team.
    It must have felt really grand to come out of it with a big winning game?

    See you soon.


  4. Oh Lynne, I love this post. sweet you took your team to victory. Go girls. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Lynne, what a lovely story about rising to the occasion. And what incredible memories you made for yourself and all the girls....Here's to the Keepers!
    And Go USA!!

  6. I love this story! Proof that you can do anything you set your mind too.

    I hope that you are having a wonderful summer! Have a great week!

  7. Lynne, thank you so much for sharing your inspirational story. What a wonderful memory for your girls and family!

  8. They did it!! Woo-hoo!!! And you bet we cheered them all the way.
    Miss AJ played soccer through her college freshman year. So many years, so many games and carpools and memories. The leadership skills and work ethic she gained from her coach and from the game itself is invaluable.
    Way to go, coach.