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Friday, August 30, 2013

Meet "The Skirts"

My name is Kerry and I am a soccer mom. 
And, a basketball mom.
And, a baseball mom.
Even though we have family basketball/baseball games, my sports life has shifted from playing team sports to cheering for my kid's team sports. 
Until...The Skirts! 
I didn't realize how much I missed being on a team until I joined an indoor soccer league. 
On the first night, my kids repeated to me what I have said to them before every sporting event of their lives: "H and H!" (Code for "happy and hustle!") 
The role reversal with our kiddos is a sight to behold. The sidelines are filled with children cheering for their moms and their mom's teammates. "Go get 'em, Mom!" and "GO, Mrs. Cochrane!"
I am so grateful that my girls get to see women fist bumping, playing hard, and working together. When there is an awesome play, I look across the field to catch my girl's eye. "Did you see that? Did you see how she used her strong body? Did you see that smart move?" 
When I see my girl make a similar play a few days later, when the roles have been reversed, I cheer for her from the sidelines and I think of The Skirts. They are more than a night out for me. They are a billboard for my girls...for the women they will become. 
"30 and Over! YOU CAN DO IT!"
When a match is over, my girls always ask, "Did you have fun?" 
I always answer, "I had a blast."

MEET...THE SKIRTS!
We all have busy lives. 
Some of us are teachers.
Some of us are coaches.
Some of us are nurses.
Some of us are stay at home moms.
Regardless of our 9-5 titles, we are teammates. 
We are The Skirts.
Some of us are wives.
Some of us are mothers.
Some of us are life long athletes.
Some of us are rookies.
Regardless of our experiences, we are teammates. 
We are The Skirts.
 
Check out this video of The Skirts!
Darrell Hoemann was given behind the scenes access to The Skirts at Soccer Planet and our post game celebrations at Huber's. Thank you to the very talented David Howie and Lou DiBello for original music!

How about you? Were you an athlete? Do you miss it? Do you still play a sport? 

18 comments:

  1. I thin that is the coolest thing ever. And i love that the kids cheer for you! It must be hysterical to hear go mom from every kid to her mother! W need more of this kind of healthy fun and role modeling!

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    1. The first time I heard "GO, MOM!" it jarred me. It was an athletic first.
      THANK YOU!

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  2. We are bad ass women who rock the world. Rock it to sleep and start all over again in the early morning! Best teammates ever

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    1. We are badass- we can carpool, coach, bring home the bacon AND bring it on the field!
      Big love to you, Legstrong.

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  3. Give me an S....Give me a K..... Boy you skirts sure do clean up nicely and look at you sucking down the cocktail!! :)

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    1. I think we have a new cheerleader! BRING IT! We know our way around a cocktail!

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  4. Great work by Daryl and team! Loved the music!!! Awesome

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    1. Thanks for pulling this team of crazytown together, Youse!

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  5. I never played any sports, but there is a special place in my heart for soccer. Great video, and your face in the group photo, Kerry, is priceless!

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    1. I had never played soccer before. My pals lured me in with claims that it is "just like basketball." They lied. But, I love it! Thanks , Keesha!

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  6. Hi Kerry!!!

    C O O L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You ladies rock!!!! That was awesome!!!! I cannot say it enough how great you all are!!!! What great role models for your kids!!!! AWESOME!!!!

    Volleyball was my game, but, I was on a soccer team when I was a kid.

    Just AWESOME Kerry!!!!

    Pam
    xox

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    1. I was a soccer rookie but being on a team again has been awesome! Thank you, Pam!

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  7. Great video Kerry and not a moment too soon -- it's excellent PR and will help me convince my fiancee that I should keep playing despite the loss of blood and spending the past three days living on the kitchen floor icing my ankle injury.

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    1. YOU are our rock- I'll carry you to the net if need be! Thank you, Sasha!

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  8. What fun! We have an all-girls team sport here, as well that I'm a member of. It's called Bar Hopping. Quite a work out actually.

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    1. I LOVE THAT! It is a workout, huh? After my first game, I vowed to never yell, "HUSTLE!" to my children again!

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