Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pura Vida Futsal - Hannah, Ainsley, Rachel & Lili in Costa Rica

By Hannah Bebar, Ainsley Ahmadian, Rachel Schleicher and Lili Silva, members of the U.S. Youth Futsal Girls U14 team

Today, July 29th 2015, in San Jose, Costa Rica we had our first training sessions on foreign grounds.  

We woke up really early (considering our usual wake up time in the summer of 
11:30)! Once we arrived at the school it felt like the previous day when we hit our first rapid while white water rafting. The team was filled with anxious excitement and nervousness upon entering the gym. Our nature experiences helped us connect both on and off the field. It was odd for the students at Santa Ana school to see us outsiders walking through their campus. On top of our nerves there were many students watching us play, but overall the training sessions went well. 

When we arrived back at the hotel we settled down and relaxed in preparation for our first game tomorrow in Costa Rica.  Soon after showering and cleaning up we got onto another bus too take us to our dinner in the mountains. To end the night of wonderful eating, everyone danced along with a band! It couldn't have been a better way to end the night. On our way home most people slept because everyone was exhausted from the hectic day.

Goodnight Costa Rica.

Shelby Helton, Lili Silva, Hannah Bebar & Tiffany Bernot

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