If you’ve never coached a team of kids before, you should give it a try. The experience is one that will stay with you for a long time. I had the privilege of coaching my son’s Soccer team for a couple of years. I was lucky, because I had great kids AND even more importantly, great parents on my team! It was a lot of work, but well worth it, when I got to see the guys improving each week. We didn’t win every game, but we had fun and the team mates became friends. Many of them still play together, although I don’t coach any more. The guys really needed a coach that had played soccer and really knew the game, and that was not me. But even though I don’t coach them any more, they will always be “My Guys”.
So today, I watched my son play football. Usually, he doesn’t get to do very much because he is a first year, and he is very small for his age. But today was different. The team was up by a couple of touchdowns and in the last minutes of the game, his coach let him run with the ball, and he actually scored! Well, that just made his day, if not his year! So it got me thinking just how much a coach can impact a kid. As a coach, I do hope I made some of “My Guys” day. As a parent, I know I’ve tried to thank each of the Coaches that have worked with my own children, although there are some that I haven’t had the chance to thank directly. So to all the Coaches out there- past, present and future- Thanks for making our day!
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