Monday, October 11, 2010
This is an oval near our house. This is where we went to blow the cobwebs away after a first day back to "school". This is where, on a windy day, the children ran and jogged and cartwheeled and kicked a soccer ball and chased a frisbee. Became breathless and rosy cheeked. This is where their father told them to try running with the wind at their backs and see the difference it makes. This is where I watched my children feel joy as they moved their bodies through space.
I know there's a place for the teaching of skills, for classes, for squads, for coaches, for drills. Just not at the expense of this.