From their website: TOP Soccer provides children the opportunity to participate in an organized soccer program in a safe, positive environment. The program is designed to give everyone a chance to play, and to foster the values of teamwork, pride, and accomplishment within each player.
There were a lot of kids taking part in the program. They will have several weeks of practice, and on the final Saturday, they will have a game. During practice, the kids all kind of buddy up with volunteers, who appeared to be highschool football players and college soccer players. It truly melted my heart to see these big guys teaching our kids. Tornado's buddy was very sweet to him, always putting his arm around him or giving him "five."
My eyes filled with tears on many occasions during the day. First of all - just thinking about my first born child and how much I love him. And seeing him so excited and doing so well participating. (Great, my eyes are flooding right now, as I type this.) There were the other kids, too. Like a little boy going through the "tunnel" at the end, while pushing his walker...
I have no idea if he'll be so peaceful and cooperative at the next practice. (Most likely he will, but these kinds of things are not easily predicted with him.) It's hard to explain what I mean by that. If you know him personally, you know what I mean. If you have a child with sensory issues, you know what I mean. He had a great time, though, and I hope I see this smile on his face again this Saturday.