Once again Dominic played football with the Ann Arbor Saints. Once again we were delighted with the whole experience. The boys and their families, the coaches, and the organization itself is stellar, filled with good people. It's a nice mix of homeschool, Catholic school, and a few public and other schooled families. Mostly located around the local Catholic high school, my alma mater, Father Gabriel Richard, which has much to recommend it!
The Saints program is so good for the boy's athletic and character development. The terrific photographer dad on our team wrote it best:
By the end of the season, the team has become a brotherhood. When plays are called and run during practice, there is explosive speed and precision. Still, between plays, we see a silly bunch of kids just having fun. One of the coaches told me that the practice photos mean so much because of the glimpses of sheer joy. I think we all know that our sons, our boys, are growing up fast. They are becoming self-conscious and their belly laughs are becoming subdued as they seek to appear more mature. We don’t want to let go of the little guys we have known, yet we are confident that they are becoming good men.
Read his whole, wonderful essay and view more pictures here
The season was huge fun AND we won some games this year!!!!
Coach Getty addresses the boys at the football banquet
Fortunately, there are still casual games at St. A's (in dress code clothes even!)