Kaia started soccer two weeks ago through our local YMCA. She was very excited about it and even had a lot of fun buying shin guards and socks (she has the pink socks in the picture)! She has admitted to not wanting to charge in the middle of a group of kids when everyone is clustered around the ball, but she has already managed to get a few good kicks in when the ball flies away from the main group--she is a fast runner!
I really like how it is set up for 3-4 year olds: they only meet on Saturdays. The first 20-30 minutes is practice time and the next 30 minutes is a game. The teams are big enough that each kid usually sits out 1-2 quarters during the game. At first I was annoyed by that, but now I think it might actually be a good thing--60 minutes is a long time for a 3- or 4- year old to run around a hot field!
Kaia has moments when she seems a little unsure of where to go or what to do. Last year she absolutely loved her gymnastics class at The Little Gym, but it took a few weeks to get accustomed to. I suspect that in another week or two she'll have a better idea of what's going on here as well! Until then, at least she's having fun, being active, and getting a few good kicks in each day!