Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Owen the Baller

Owen is now playing basketball for the first time ever....

I wasn't sure that he would really enjoy this sport since he had never really played much, and did not know much about the concept.

But, I was wrong....he LOVES it, every second of it actually.  These are pictures from his very first game, which he got 6 points (FYI, that's more than I got my 1 year playing for our high school!)

He does have a lot of practice to do as far as getting his form together, but he 100% understands the point and concept of the game.  He loves to run back on defense, and is pretty good at getting his hands up.  He does get a bit excited and will leave his man, to go mark the man with the ball, but he's getting there.

Since O is 5, we did not have a lot of options for basketball leagues.  We decided to try the Upward league which I was a bit skeptical about.  

Upward is a great league.  If anyone is debating, I would highly recommend.  It is so organized and everyone has a positive outlook.  It is a religious based program (which to some will be good and to others bad) but it is a great mix between religion and sports.  The sports part of the program is not second fiddle. 

We will definitely participate in Upward again.  Brynnleigh may even want to be a cheerleader (yes, leave it to me to have a child who wants to be a cheerleader) at some point.  She loves to watch them at half time of O's game.

So there you have it, the first game debut of our upcoming sports star!  (O also plays soccer and t-ball)


Teresa Kindred said...

He looks like he's having a blast! Enjoy! My sons were ball players but they are grown now. Maybe some of my grandchildren will play!

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The BOAT said...

Thanks ya'll...he does love basketball. It's so nice when he's excited for practice every week!

posh said...

I love the sign he ran through.

Meg said...

Good Job, Dude!

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Trisha said...

That's awesome that he loves basketball! These are great shots =)

Tara said...

Definitely can tell he had a great time, which is most important!

Tracy said...

He looks so cute in his uniform! I'm glad he's having fun. I've signed Lily up for baseball this spring, even though she's never played before, so I hope we have as much luck! DH and I are not into sports at all, but I want to give our kids a chance to see if they like them, before they'd feel self conscious about being total beginners.