The more Hunter plays soccer, the more I recognize our team is not nearly as physical as the teams we are playing. Not only that – what little force we do bring is often called as a foul. Other teams tend to get away with a lot more which means they’ve been taught something that we haven’t learned yet!

I caught this series of photos over the weekend.

Even before the other team is close to the ball, he had his arm and shoulder ready for impact.

And try as Hunter might – he couldn’t withstand the push – even though he was able to get his outer foot on the ball…

Before being toppled to the ground…

And no call.

We’ve clearly got some work to do – how to be physical without gaining the attention of the referee – it really is an art!