I've discovered there's nothing quite so entertaining as watching 5-year-olds play basketball. At this point, it's all about teaching the kids how to play. At Kyle's practice the coaches have taught him and his team fundamentals like how to dribble the ball, how to pass the ball and how the make a basket. Basic stuff. It's fun to watch each kid trying to get the hang of this new sport. Basketball is completely new to most the kids on this team including Kyle. They do pretty well during practice, doing their best to follow the coaches' instruction.
That's until, at the end of the practice, the coaches had them play a little skirmish. Then all bets were off. I can't believe how much fun it is to watch these kids. No one knows what they're doing! One kid goes tearing across the court for no apparent reason, another grabs the ball and runs with it tightly wrapped in his arms, all the while the coach is calling "Dribble! You got to dribble buddy!" It's pretty chaotic.
At the end of it, Kyle was red faced and tired. And already asking when he gets to play again. He has such a good time and I enjoyed watching it all way too much. Kyle and his team will improve with time and oh how much fun it will be to watch the process.