TUESDAY, JAN 24, 2012
This shot embodies everything that we love about youth athletics. The subtle intricacies that take place during the course of competition are what keep us coming back again and again. Notice the intense concentration on both athletes. This is the exact moment when conditioning, practice, and spontaneity take control and we as spectators can do nothing more than sit back and take it all in.
This shot, this simple snapshot in time, is also a remarkable reminder as to the importance of athletics to the healthy development of our young ones. Experience in competition, teamwork, and exercise are all stellar tools to be used later in life. The ability to react on a dime, to react without seemingly even knowing it, can only be acquired through steady practice and application in athletics. This, Weplayers, is what's taking place in the photo above.
Big props go out to the Corona Thunder soccer team for providing us with this shot, and reminding us why we all love and support youth athletics.