I’ve recently started playing this year’s spring soccer season. I’ve been playing since I was 6 years old. Here are the pros and cons of playing soccer related to my vision: Sometimes I misjudge the distance of the goal and miss it because of my depth perception. I always need the ball to be a bright color so that I see it. One time they played the first half with a green ball, but they switched it for the next half. One time, a kid on one of my teams called me a vampire during practice. I just told my mom what happened and that it hurt my feelings, but then didn’t make a big deal about it. The last con is from when I first started playing. The coaches would give directions to me by pointing.
Now on to the pros. No one has ever made fun of me because of my hat and sunglasses. All they’ve ever done is asked and I tell them. I don’t always know exactly where the ball is so I keep kicking in the general area of the ball so my odds of actually kicking it are better. Mom says I’m fearless, I just keep goingÂ after the ball no matter what. It really helps if I have a good coach. My favorite was Coach Mark. He really helped me to work hard and do my best. For the past year, my dad has been my coach, and he’s awesome too.
I plan on continuing to play soccer as long as I can. 😀