Speaking of Getting Started

I’ve also returned to another joy in my life: coaching soccer.

In the Spring I returned to the sideline to coach Joel’s team.  Honestly, it wasn’t that fun.  It was an honor to coach Joel, generally rewarding, and a good reentry to coaching.  The attention spans of 8 and 9 year olds in 2018 are apparently out of my prefered age range.  I knew that going in, but it was confirmed last season. My team last season was DSM-5 criteria for AD/HD combined presentation on the pitch.

This season Joel is in U12.  Today was a joy.  There was only a few lapses in attention.  The rest of the time they listened to my instruction, did what I asked quickly, and worked hard while doing it.  I know this was our first practice and all, but if it’s any indication we’re going to have a lot of fun.   My fingers are crossed that I’ll get more nights like tonight.

Another fun factor for me: Graeme is  my assistant coach.  I’m glad to do this coaching journey with him.

On another personal note, my foot and ankle have improved immensely.  I felt like I could truly demonstrate to the team the balls skills and drills correctly.  In the spring I had just discharged form physical therapy and my strength and balance in my foot wasn’t that great.  Hopefully I can continue the improvement.

I’m excited about this team already. I’m looking forward to the lessons we’ll learn together and the struggles we’ll overcome. Here we go Fall 2018 Soccer!

Thanks for stopping by.  Be uncommon.