Monday, March 23, 2009

How did I get myself into this?


"SOCCERED!" The act of bestowing soccer on someone. Or maybe it's short for soccer-head. Either way my goose is cooked.

It all started when I signed my oldest son up for the city pee-wee soccer league. They asked for volunteers, so I wrote in "maybe" between the "yes" and "No" check boxes. When I was younger I thought my Dads favorite words were "You know better than that!" and he was always right. Yes, I knew better and yet I was suckered into Soccer coaching. RATS! "Its REAL easy" said the League president. Words like "It will be fun" and "No worries" were presented. Well, today I got a coaches packet that consumed more trees then a mortgage closing. rats. I played soccer for one year when I was like eight years old. I have never coached anything. Sure I can tell people what I think they should do, but this time... I may have bitten off more than I can chew.

to be continued...

7 comments:

Nikoli said...

Yikes! Um, good luck. *snicker* :) Hey, it could be worse, it could be football.

Kvon said...

Thanks Nik! ha! I hoped that a full fledge volunteer would be exempt from the registration fees. I not only have to pay the registration fees... but now I have to purchase all the coaching and practice items like balls and cones. On the up side I found soccer cleats and shin guards at a yard sale for a few cents. I think it will all be worth it when I see the joy and excitement in all those kids faces!

stephanie said...

if my soccer coach had a picture like that, i'd think he was the coolest ever! haha. good luck!

Kvon said...

just trying to BE THE BALL! ;) he-he

Anonymous said...

IF you can get them all to run in the right direction when they've got the ball you'll have won a good 75% of the battle :)- Adam

ol bean said...

Somehow I think the kids will be cool. It's those "over protective" parents and the "my kid deserves to play more" parents that might be a challenge. But, you could always offer to have them sign up as an Assistant Coach. :-)
You'll do grrreat!!

Jackie said...

Coaching Soccer = Herding Cats

I feel yer pain K. I coached U-4, 5, and 6.....and it's horrible.

But you'll look back and laugh. Someday :D