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Mothers and Coaching

Posted by Mattie on Sep 25, 2010 in Womanhood

Today my daughter’s soccer coach asked me, if my husband would be willing to coach the game this Saturday.  Our coach has to be out of town regarding his business and we would have to forfeit the game if no one could step up to coach the girls.

My husband can’t make, so I volunteered myself. I do not know anything about soccer. I will definitely need a crib sheet for position names and their corresponding responsibilities. I figure that having a coach who doesn’t know anything about the sport is better than forfeiting. It should be fun for the girls. They all know me for years so I won’t be a new face. Why not give them the opportunity to step themselves and help me out. I am pretty sure that I will need some support.

What better role modeling for my girls to show them rather than tell them how sometimes you need to step up when someone asks for your help. Even when you don’t know how to do the job. Sometimes just helping by doing your best and supporting others is good enough. We don’t have to win the game, but we do have to have fun.

I am not afraid to try something new. And, I am not afraid to do everything wrong. Why not teach that to my girls and their team mates. Although, I may be afraid to look over at some of the parents should the game go down hill.

Wish me luck!

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