I’m rebooting my blog! From now on this will be a sketch blog where I pick a topic, doodle up a quick sketch, and say a thing or two about it.
To kick things off I’m picking a topic that I know well, football. Or soccer for those who don’t speak old English. This first post is inspired by the upcoming Women’s World Cup later this summer.
My son has latched on to the sport and as fate would have it, the family curse clearly has not passed him by either. Like generations that came before him, he actually “wants” to be a goalkeeper. Despite this admiration for goaltending, he also loves watching players who can score. Among his favourite players is Canadian national team captain Christine Sinclair, whom he refers to as “Chris-Sincy-Clair”.
My son is at an age where he’s started recognizing positive role models, and is aware of people who help others. Firefighters, paramedics, and teachers are certainly at the forefront, but also people in the public eye who use their platform to this end. Christine Sinclair’s influence through sport and charitable work certainly comes to mind.
At a youth level in sports kids are taught valuable life lessons about teamwork and goal setting. The best coaches I had as a kid did this, but took it a step further by teaching how to be better away from the game too.