Riley had his first basketball game on Saturday. He is playing basketball for the YMCA. I have to admit that I don't know how much was Riley wanting to play basketball and how much was his mommy wanting him to play the sport that she & her daddy played in high school. But I am also trying to remember that at age 5, I was pretty bad myself.
The biggest struggle at this age is learning to dribble. This was never my strong suit, though.
The other skill we definitely have to work on is learning that he can NOT do any good standing under the goal. Maybe it was because we kept yelling, "Go to the Goal" or maybe he knows that is where the action is, but Riley was under the goal on offense & defense. Now we just have to teach him that you can not shoot under the goal, you can not stop a shot under the goal, and you cannot rebound anything, but a made shot from under the goal.
Oh and isn't it great, that his team color is finally maroon! I can wear my Aggie stuff every Saturday in suppport of his team! Go Thunder!