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)