Lake Braddock Lower Field Packed with Youthful Action
What a Beautiful Day for Soccer

On Saturday, October 13, the Facebook photographer paid a morning visit to Lake Braddock Lower field to take in some soccer action in the younger age groups. First off, the U5 Pirates (wearing blue, coached by John and Hannah Branning and Chris Breslin) took on the Ducks, coached by Chris Parry and Chris Simonson. In a high-spirited matchup, both teams scored at will...and no one cared about the score! In a later game the U6 Soccer Snakes, in blue, coached by Anastasia and Shawn Swearingen took on the Ninja Warriers, coached by Cara Bremer. The story was the same. Having a good time and maximizing ball touches was the name of the game.

In the final contest of the day for this reporter, the U7G Spirit (in blue, coached by Carlos Santizo and Omar Mendez), playing 4v4 for the first time, took on the Unicorns (coached by Rebecca Henry). It was a joy to watch. Playing small-sided games without goalies, and with the ball (and the players) in almost constant motion, it was also easy enough to get some fun action shots.

For a more complete photo set from these three contests, check out the BRYC Rec Soccer Facebook page, "BRYC Soccer". Feel free to share the album or individual photos with a courtesy credit to BRYC.