I am not allowed to attend LatteGirl’s Soccer games.Â This decree was handed down by TheWife, as she felt that I may pressureÂ LatteGirl too much.Â But the truth is, it doesn’t seem that I need to pressure her at all.Â I would however most likely be one of “those dads” that talks too much on the sidelines about what the coach should be doing.
More proof of this came this past week.Â LatteGirl had expressed some interest all the way back to last year about being a goalie.Â However, the fact that she was one of their best scorers kept her up front all year.Â Things looked like they would head down the same path this year as she scored a goal in the first game.Â This past week however, the goalie did not show up, and the coach allowed LatteGirl to be goalie.
When I first heard about this after the game I became quite annoyed as I couldn’t understand the logic.Â Why would he take one of his best goal scorers and essentially take them away from scoring goals.Â When I heard the score was 1-0, I continued with “See, this is what happens.”
But… They won.Â In her first game in goal, LatteGirl had a shutout.Â Now, I am quick to admit that a shutout in a 7 year old league is far more about luck and your teammates than it is about the goalie,Â (Still… It took me almost 4 years of high school soccer before I got my first shutout.) but she still was thrilled.Â And how could I not be thrilled for her?Â So now I jokingly told TheWife that the coach has a “goalie controversy” on his hands.
She just looked at me… shook her head… and mumbled as she walked away, “THIS is exactly why you are not allowed to go to her games.”