Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Still Soccer Weather, But Now I'm Watching Track

A year ago, I wrote a post about spring soccer weather. In it, I provided a link to an article I wrote about things a spectator should take to a soccer game

Fifty-two weekends after publishing that post, I found myself at a track meet instead of on a soccer field. The sport was different, but the weather was much the same - variable with part of the day quite grey and wet.

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The rain held off for most of the day of the track meet.
This is the first spring in many years that my son has not played soccer. He still loves the game, but decided to take a break to try some different things.  It is his first year as a member of the high school track team, and my first year as a high-school-track parent. 

I have no advice to give - just a lot to learn.

It's your turn: 
What information can you give a first-time high school track parent?

10 comments :

  1. I just have a little experience with being a track mom.. If It required a lot of "patience" :)

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    1. I think you are absolutely correct about needing patience at a track meet Ish!

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  2. I agree - lots of patience! Track meets can go on and on and on. I usually bring a book or take a walk between my son's events. Hope your son has a good season!

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    1. Taking a walk between track events is an excellent idea!

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  3. Good luck. And yes, a book sounds like a very good thing to bring with you. And the camera. And a drink.

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    1. A water bottle is what I always forget - and then wish I had one at a track meet! Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. Well, which do you like better? Track? or Soccer? I always liked soccer but neither of my kids did track my daughter was the soccer player even though they both played at one time. She just played all the way through high school. My son was in to football. I never thought I would miss those days in the bleachers but I do sometimes although I make up for it by watching the boy next door at some of his games.

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    1. I find a soccer game more interesting to watch than track, Lana - but both sports are wonderful for kids to participate in. How nice of you to watch your neighbor's games~!

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  5. Pay attention. So easy to get caught up in the lovely chitchat of others. I was chitchatting away when my daughter tapped me on the shoulder. Rather pointedly. She'd fallen at end of race and BADLY skinned her knee. Oops.

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    1. Oops. Yes - I have been known to look away and miss a goal or a sprint swim race. Hope your daughter's knee healed quickly - and my guess is that she forgave you even sooner!

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