I have never been a fan of sports. Ever. I don’t understand them and I never will. If I’m forced to participate in a game, I will fake an injury within the first five minutes. In addition, I am a strong believer that people should run only if they are being chased.
At ELC, however, our student body is quite athletic and competitive. It is for this reason that every Tuesday at ELC is Soccer Tuesday. On this day at 3:30, a group of students swarm my desk, anxiously awaiting their weekly soccer match. Shortly after this, Janet, our resident soccer chaperone, schleps up to the front off the office with soccer gear and the group departs for the Boston Common.
My fascination with our weekly soccer activity is not so much that they play soccer, but the conditions in which they play. Snow, rain, sleet, ice, cold weather, hot and humid weather – it doesn’t matter – every Tuesday by 3:45 you will find 30 ELC students in the Boston Common.
These are some of the most hardcore amateur soccer stars I’ve ever seen. Although October is an increasingly cloudy, chilly and rainy month here in Boston, our soccer team perseveres! When they look out the window and see rain, they strap on their sneakers and kick a ball around. Me? That’s pajama weather, friend. You can meet me on the couch with a bowl of soup and reality TV.
~ Cara, Student Services Coordinator