Griffin seemed to grasp the concept and idea of playing a real game against another team - although we have a little work to do since he calls the opposing team "the bad team!" But he learned to be aggressive and really go after the ball. I always laughed seeing him out there on the field because he looks so much smaller than everyone else but he hustles along and keeps up without problem.
Avery had a really good season as well. She learned the concepts of teamwork, passing the ball to each other, and sportsmanship - in practical terms like helping up someone when they fall. She had a few games that she played aggressively and got in some good kicks...but her last 3 games, she decided to do some major defense! She consistently placed herself between her and the opposing goal and had some great blocks.
We really enjoyed the Upward League this season and look forward to playing many more seasons with them in the future.