Players kick it up in soccer and kickball!

Earlier today, the church held another day of soccer fun at Shipman Park in Kea‘au.

People of all ages enjoy soccer on this sunny day. (photo by Chris Directo)

The soccer today was extraordinarily competitive. The spirited play could have been due to the increased comfort level of all of the players on the field, or due to more experienced children taking part.

Some of the children who had never played organized soccer before showed a lot of improvement and confidence in handling the ball.

Just like last week, all of the adults played alongside the children. Then the adults let the children play amongst themselves, while providing only minimal help.

Everyone saw some great action on the field. (photo by Chris Directo)

The children seemed to have improved in individual soccer skills, as well as in working as a team.

After soccer, some of the adults and children decided to play some kickball. There was a good wind blowing, so some of the balls went flying like a ping-pong ball near a fan.

Some of the adults got some nicks and dings during kickball, but they had fun anyway.

It was a terrific day for exercise and fellowship.

Bonus photo gallery!

Look at some photos from the event that started it all!

Here are some bonus pictures from an event from December 2006, just before the Christmas break. This was an impromptu soccer game played by a few church members and the children. Everyone had so much fun that after the break, more of these types of games have been played.

These days, these “fun in the sun” events are being held almost every week, with many friends and family members participating.

Soccer day had awesome fellowship. (photo by Kelly Bartholomew)

Some of the children take a break. (photo by Kelly Bartholomew)

Soccer is fun! (photo by Kelly Bartholomew)

The adults take some tips from the children! (photo by Kelly Bartholomew)

We need to do this again some time! (photo by Kelly Bartholomew)

Some of the children just didn’t want to stop playing soccer! (photo by Kelly Bartholomew)