Tag Archives: soccer

2015_Day 314: Ban on soccer headers a start

As a mom of a soccer player, I’m always worried about injuries. Especially head injuries. So I was encouraged to hear that the United States Soccer Federation today banned headers by its youngest players. Headers will not be allowed by players younger than 11 and 11- to 13-year-old players won’t be able to head the ball in practice. Continue reading

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2015_Day 30: High school soccer season is here

2015/01/img_0887.jpgWell, the first week of district games are in the books for daughter’s high school soccer team. Two losses, but we’re staying optimistic. One of the teams played won state last year; I’m told the other was the third-ranked team. So the losses aren’t surprising. And hopefully it means that the team has already faced the best competition, so games should get easier. Continue reading

2015_Day 2: I didn’t move to Texas for temperatures in the 30s

Hats, scarves, gloves, boots and blankets kept us (kind of) warm at Wednesday's soccer game.

Hats, scarves, gloves, boots and blankets kept us (kind of) warm at Wednesday’s soccer game.

When I first found out that moving to Texas was a possibility, one of the first things I did was a comparison of the average daily temperatures between Wisconsin and the Lone Star State. I liked what I saw. I figured I could live with average daily highs in the 90s June through September if that meant average daily highs December through February were 60. December, January and February average daily highs in Green Bay, Wis., are in the mid- to upper-20s, and the winter of 2013-14 was downright frigid, with average highs and lows 6 to 10 degrees below normal. Winter seemed to stretch on and on and on, and moving to a warmer climate seemed like a pretty good bet. Continue reading