5 things i’ve learned from coaching pee wee soccer

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:

5-things-pee-wee-soccer-armommy// 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

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  • KC April 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    really cute post Rae! i never, ever thought i would enjoy living the military life. 15 years ago i can remember telling someone how sad and terrible that kind of life would be. here i am….a military wife of 11 years and i love it. minus the deployments, i don’t love those.

  • rae April 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    ahhh, KC! that’s such a good story! i’m glad you shared. xo

  • Anna @ annie and m April 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    We coached my daughter’s soccer team years ago but it took up so much time and I was very very preggo, so it was not as fun as I had hoped. Now both of our boys play soccer and we are happy just to be spectators. Besides, they have great coaches so who are we to stand in their way? 😉