Without sports to shoot, I have been delving into other areas of photography. The weather was finally nice during the evening and I used my 1DX III with a T adapter and my Celestron CPC 1100 Edge HD telescope (11" SCT type). It looks like something that will be fun to learn more about although I would rather be on the soccer sidelines now.
Shot with the 1DX III at 1/400 ISO 400 and the telescope functions as a 2800mm f10 lens with the camera directly
attached. Mirror lockup was used along with a TC-80N3 as a remote release to avoid camera shake.
Incredible shots, I think I need to look into a telescope instead of a mirrorless camera.
Invest in a tripod that is as stable as a fence post, preferably one without a center column. Video tripods are great to use.
I have a big and heavy, 10mm Induro video tripod, which can support close to 100 lbs. It is tree trunk. I have used it to photograph long exposures of the night sky on windy days with over 30 mph wind gusts, without any issue.