Three tryout sessions later, Nathan's been offered a spot in next year's development team!
We let Nathan decide and he's accepted that spot.
Nathan had his last tryout on Thursday and we received an email from the coach later that night. Before we gave Nathan the good news, I asked him why he wanted to be on the development team. He told me he wanted to be on the team to keep developing his skills with his friends. I gently told him that some of his friends might not be on his team next year. Then he reminded me that he can make new friends and when he started playing with some of his old teammates, he didn't know them either.
Hmm, good point.
For now, we have a couple weeks off before Nathan starts indoor soccer. Then, we'll go straight into pre-season training, soccer three times a week and all that jazz. This sport is really becoming a huge part of our life!