I figure I am a notch up from rank beginner, but I am taking some soccer shots tomorrow that I may only have one chance at. I did not know about this until tonight, and I did not expect to go. I have not shot any sports since May. I will swallow my pride and ask the group, what little things should I watch out for? It may be raining or starting to clear. No time to buy any fancy rain covers, so I will be ready to tape a garbage bag to the camera/lense if it is raining. (of course it is the first substantial rain we have seen in over 2 months.) Batteries are charged or charging. AA's in the grip (D300). If I go through these, I will be OK with 6 fps. Monopod ready to go. (I am making a checklist). Bulb blower packed. I reviewed my settings. AF-C on etc. 2 4 gig, 3 2 gig, and 3 1 gig cards formated and ready to go. Any other tips would be appreciated. I hope this is actually the first of four years of soccer games. My son redshirted last year (D-II Colorado State University - Pueblo) and was told in May that he was on the bubble to even be brought back. He lost 14 pounds and ran all summer long. He is one of 19 out of 30 that was told to suit up for tomorrows scrimmage. The coach will decide in another week who gets cut and who stays. He may still ride the bench the whole game, but I want to be ready. I will post the pictures so that the team can download them if they want them, but I hope a few are of my son. :smile: I just don't want to mess this up. Thanks for any reminders.