Sunday, April 27, 2008

Soccer Is Always Number One

Other interests come and go but SOCCER is always the most popular pastime here at Katitawa as it is in almost every country in Latin America.
 
There are two things that I have observed in the way students here play the game that impresses me. The field is small and often contains hazards that change during the course of a few minutes. The first is, as illustrated in the picture above, where they play around the obstacles without any bad feelings on either side.
 

 
The other observation is the make-up of the teams. Here you will find the ages of the kids range from five years to 14. They play a serious game and want to win, but the youngest are included in the game as part of the team. Two words come to mind....Inclusive not exclusive. This attitude seems to prevail in most activities here....Not only when playing soccer.