Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Holmdel High School Girl's Freshman Field Hockey - 09/19/2007

The Holmdel High School Girl's Freshman Field Hockey played against Red Bank Catholic at Holmdel. This is the second game I have attended. The team played Raritan High School on Monday and I was able to watch. The team's first game was against Saint John Vianney High School but I was unable to attend since I was traveling in California. Since I am going to be traveling a lot the next couple of weeks I am probably going to miss several more games.

My interest in Field Hockey stems from the fact that my daughter decided that she wanted to play field hockey this year. Actually she wanted to play last year in Middle School but it did not work out. This is the first time she has played a team sport so it is a new experience for both of us.

When I attend the Rutger's Lacrosse games I can usually pick out the parents. Now I understand how it feels. I try to be just a interested observer and watch quietly from the stands which I am able to do for just about every other event. However, something comes over me when I know my daughter is playing.

I found myself standing on the back of the bleachers then standing on the sidelines and running between the offensive and defensive ends. I try to be positive by acknowledging good plays and yelling out encouragement. I certaintly do not want to act like a coach since someone else already has the job.

The two games I have attended have been very exciting. I could see the teams inprovement between the two games. They are moving the ball on offense and are hustling on defense. So far the teams record (0-3) does not really reflect how well they played. However, the girls look like they are having fun and I can see them finishing out the season strong. I can see these girls making an impact as they move to Junior Varsity and Varsity.

Now I need to learn the rules because I am definitely do not understand why some of the whistles are blowing.


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world of team sports parents. Its a nerve racking experience. You want to see your child do well but don't want to seem overbearing. Toesnap

Flametop59 said...

I am trying to keep it fun. I have enjoyed going to the games. I think I can take enjoyment from watching the team improve. The most important thing is that they are all having fun.