This week marks my debut as soccer coach for the Teal Tornadoes, McMonk's community league soccer team. I had to attend a 2 hour coaches' clinic and we're getting team schedules, we're arranging to have snacks at each half-time, setting potential extra practices, doing long-term planning for drills and skill development, ... that sort of thing.
It all seems like unnecessary angst when you get out to the field and realize that it's just a bunch of 8 and 9 year-old girls running around a school field, thinking of funny nicknames to call each other. They don't give two hoots about winning or losing. They just want to hang out with their buddies.
Well, OK, they want snacks at half-time, too.