difficult child opted for an adventure for his next season. New team, new league, new country, he doesn't know anyone there beforehand. Small city, but less than hour away from major city and about hour from a large metropolis. Reputation of positional coach is good, difficult child should have a fair chance to get to play a lot, pay is little better than in his last team and cost of living much lower (for example his rent, okay, team subsided but still, only a bit over 200 dollars a month, sharing a two bedroom, living room, kitchen and one bath flat with other youngster, rent includes heating, electricity, water and internet. It's also pre-furnished, even tv, coffee maker, linen, dishes and things like that.) So he will have some money to do fun things and go looking around him. A roommate is also a team mate. Another foreign player, from USA, freshly out of college and trying his wings first time in pro sports. We also met the roommate, I don't know what to say. In fact I thought people like that only exsisted in teen tv dramas and movies, even if they tend to play lacrosse in those, not difficult child's sport. Californian, incredibly good looking kid (really like in those shows), very outgoing and friendly, loud and boisterous, _very_ confident, clear alpha male routine going on. We will see how difficult child gets along with him. Better get along well. Not only are they sharing a flat, he is one of the few foreigners of the team and difficult child doesn't speak a local main language and locals' confidence on their English skills tends to be lower than average in Europe. We also met positional coach and his English seems quite broken and difficult child doesn't speak a word of his first language. However coach is fluent in other locally spoked language in which difficult child has your basic classroom skills after 6 years of studying it. Almost no specific sport vocabulary but usually when you have some basic level skills in a language beforehand and start to use it, you learn very quickly. For difficult child this will be kind of fresh start, chance to concentrate on sports, and of course a crash course on social and peer skills. But he may indeed be up to that. He has made a lot of progress with his mental coach on that and some new friendships he formed last spring seem to carry on even though he is not in that city any more. And some of the rumours may not carry on this far and that would be a blessing. And anyway it will be a short stint so even if things are socially difficult he can take comfort from that. His medication seems to be working, he will be able to visit home couple times during the season and that way keep his old psychiatrist, he will have appointment with his old therapist twice a month through skype and he is forced to GA twice a month by his contract, if team doctor or difficult child's psychiatrist won't decide some other type of treatment would be better. difficult child plans mostly to fake his way through that because he doesn't believe in the concept.