I played soccer from the time I was 5 until I was in my 30’s. For many of those years, my father was my coach.
I always knew that I would want to be a soccer mom, and even a soccer coach, when I had children of my own. So, for three years, I have been enrolling my daughter in soccer. She plays begrudgingly, and only because (in our house) you have to play at least one sport in the summer and one sport in the winter.
Despite this, she is quite good, actually she’s very good. She was even asked to try out for the rep team this year. So, when a few of the parents suggested that I apply to be coach of the rep soccer team, I thought it was a great idea. I talked to the league, looked into what credentials I would need, talked more with the parents, and then finally talked to Rebecca about it.
I needed to know that she was committed to playing soccer as both her summer and winter sport because the rep team practices all winter.
She wasn’t interested.
So, my coaching dreams have been put on hold, perhaps when Siobhan is older?
Rebecca tells me that she wants to try karate this winter. So, we will follow her dreams and see where they lead her.
I’m sure being a karate mom will be just as fulfilling as being a soccer mom.