In our community, the recreation department depends on talented, courageous parents to volunteer to coach the city youth sports teams. Occasionally, they have had a dearth of volunteers and have called here to see if anyone in our household is willing to coach. I very earnestly inform them that they would be better off with no coach, than with me. My prowess on the soccer field is, ummmm, well . . . non-existent.
So this Trading Treats Tuesday, I celebrate: Great Coaches! (PB&J would second that motion-- I think he has a man crush on Bronco Mendenhall.) But, for me, I rejoice in the fortitudinous parents that do volunteer to coach their kids -- and mine.
This year we were lucky -- my kids all had great coaches.
But, unfortunately, we did witness a few instances of bad coaching -- both on and off the soccer field.
Review the following examples and see if you can tell which is which:
Girl: (whining) Mooommmm, the girls keep yelling at me to center the ball, and I caaaaan't. It's toooo haaaard.
Mom: (consoling) Just do what your heart tells you, sweetie.
(overheard on the soccer field, clear from the neighboring football field)
Football Coach: (yelling) The reason we are LOSING is because my freaking linebackers are spinning around like freaking ballerinas!!!!
Coach: (to team) Ok, Rainbow Bright Warriors, we lost this game, but if you win all the rest of your games, you can shave my head at the end of the season!
Which example illustrates the most effective coaching methodology???
The Oldest Carrotstick is very excited to shave his head on Saturday with her team. Her coach is either very brave or very stupid. The only thing she has ever helped shave is the neighbors shih-tzu.
He should be very, very scared.