So what’s it like being a soccer coach? It’s not something I had considered…really until I met Stacy. I’ll admit, I had pie in the sky ideas of teaching them to pass and kick like I can. But after watching them run around and fall over basically nothing, I decided the best thing was to just see how hard they can kick the ball. I’ve managed to work from there to running and kicking the ball.
I work with a parent of one of the players. Jordy is nice and enthusiastic but I think he has unrealistic expectations. We’ve got three legitimate goal scorers on the team. One because he’s really good for a five year old, one because he’s fast, and one because he’s big. After that, we have some good kids but we should focus on developing skills rather than game planning. Maybe I’m on the wrong side of things, but at this age winning means as much to them as getting Mac and cheese for dinner…it’s good but not that special.
I’ve got a new game for them to play on Thursday. Hopefully more than two kids are out there so we can play it. Sharks and Minnows, tailor made for Joshua…as long as he stops tackling people. :-/