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Basketball Beginning

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Everything has its beginning, and for our 5 1/2-year-old grandson Abram's basketball career, that beginning was this past weekend.

 

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We traveled down to Lawrenceburg for Abram's debut in the Upwards Basketball Kindergarten League.  Daddy Kyler, who was a great basketball player in his high school days, is coaching Abram's team.  (Assistant coach is baby brother Daniel, who really wanted to be on the floor with Daddy...)

 

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Kyler has lots of patience...it definitely takes patience to teach kindergarteners the game of basketball!

 


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The teams practice for 30 minutes, then play a game.  

 

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Dribble, dribble....

 


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He's getting the hang of it!

 


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Warming up....

 


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Sometimes a fella just needs to admire his muscles!

 

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One neat thing that the Upwards league does is have the kids run onto the court, hand-slapping as they go.

 


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Abram clearly enjoys that!

 

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Before the game commences, just a quick look at some of the wonderful spectators there to watch Abram's debut...Great-Grandpa Kenny with Daniel...

 


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Sister Lucy with Grandma Peggy....

 


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I do love me some Gray men...Papaw and sweet Daniel!

 


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Prayer time before the game...

 


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Let's do it!!!

 

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Matching up for defense...

 


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Abram did great playing defense...even when he was on offense!

 

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"Fast" break down the court....

 


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"What should I do?"  Shoot the ball!!!  We were trying to coach him from the sidelines...

 


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"Okay...I think I will!"  

 

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And Abram hit his first shot, the first basket of his career!

 


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He was pretty happy!



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Even on the bench, Abram was entertaining to watch.  Wanted to be sure Mommy Kara saw him...

 


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Not sure he's buying what the other coach is telling him...

 


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That kid!  Just full of personality!

 

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Pumped up for defense!

 


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He really hustled after the ball!

 


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Another shot...

 


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SCORE!!!  Congrats from Coach Daddy!  Although they don't keep score, we do know that Abram had 4 points.  Pretty good start to his basketball career!

 

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Really fun watching him play!  It won't take Abram long to really get the hang of the game.

 


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And most of all, Abram is having lots of fun!  And that's what it's all about...after all, it IS a GAME!

Looking forward to watching his skills develop over the years, but he is off to a great...

...basketball beginning.

 

Comments

Kara

Gosh! What a cute kid!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ thanks for making the trip down and documenting Abramโ€™s debut!

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