Thinking that she would have some fun I agreed to let the kid play on her school's rec soccer team along with her hard earned Select team. She had her first game with the school team on Saturday and good lord, what a mistake. The coach showed up 10 mins. before the game started - I had to warm the girls up. Your welcome by the way to their coach who didn't bother to say one word to me about it. No one on her team knows what to do or how to play, they haven't been coached at all. It was completely frustrating for her. She spend the game running around trying to get something going but it was a losing battle. I decided right there and then that this would be her last game playing rec soccer. The coaches philosophy is for the girls to have fun. Apparently that means they don't have to actually learn anything about how to play the game of soccer. No thanks. Having fun is for recess. I'm not driving all over creation for practice and games just for the kid to have fun. My daughter couldn't agree more with me. Yes, she could have been the big fish on her rec team but it just wasn't worth it to her - she wants to earn it and wants it to actually mean something.