Those three questioning words are heard quite a bit in our home during the course of a season. Is it time to get ready for practice? Is it time to leave? If it were up to our athlete, he would be the first person at every practice and the last to leave. He lives to participate. Yes, he has the natural ability and desire to play well, but it much more than that. It is about being with his friends, his peers, his coaches that he looks up to the unified players as many he knows well because they have been with Special Olympics as long as he has. So "is it time?" Absolutely! He already has his soccer gear ready for practice to begin in August. Soon our county will announce the practice dates and we will begin counting down the days.