I just returned from the finals of the Green Mountain League tournament for the 8th Grade Girls Competitive Division. Unfortunately, my daughter’s team – the Conifer Lady Lobos – lost to the Golden Demons after going undefeated in all league games during the regular season and the tournament – until the finals…. As disappointing as the loss was, it has been a great season. Now, our girls have to suck it up and go out and play in the Gold Crown tournament later today. Go Lobos!
My son is also active in sports, he plays for the Colorado Junior Eagles Major A hockey team. They won their conference in both the regular season and year-end tournament. Tonight, they are playing in the state championship tournament at Apex Rec Center. Go Eagles!
While it does get tiring taking the kids to practice and going to games – sometimes all over Colorado and even out of State – it is worth it for the kids. In addition to helping keep our kids in shape, competitive athletics are a great training ground for young people and help them learn life lessons. You don’t win every battle, but if you learn to carry yourself with grace and dignity, you will always be a winner.
We are very fortunate to have so many organizations and leagues that encourage participation in sports throughout Denver and the Front Range. If you have kids and are not taking advantage of these opportunities, your kids – and you – are missing out. Make the effort. It’s a lot of fun!