so, once upon a time, i was a soccer chick. i played all the time growing up and later in college and then coached high school for a couple years after oz was born. while i’ve missed it (terribly) and have always hoped one of my brood would take a liking to it, i had already decided that there was no-way i would ever coach anyone under 10. no way.
but then tilly’s pee-wee team was in need of a coach and people started to bug me about it and another mom on the team offered to help and i didn’t really have a good excuse so i said, “sure…. i guess… if you need me.”
as you can tell i wasn’t thrilled about coaching, but you may have also guessed that there is a good ending to this story… at least so far….
here’s 5 things i’ve learned from coaching tilly’s pee wee soccer team:
// 1. you are never too young to learn how to do a header (see above). // 2. sometimes things (err, a large group of 4 year olds) are way more scary in your head than in real life. // 3. when it comes down to it, it’s really all about the team cheers and post-game snacks. (right?) // 4. my years of soccer experience has nothing to do with my ability to coach (4 year olds) because i’m not really sure you could call it coaching. // 5. i would totes <3 it.
so, what about you? have you ever done something you swore you would never and ended up really liking it!?
seems like a good topic for a happy friday!
xo . rae