Monday, August 07, 2006

Lightning Crashes

Lightning is not supposed to strike the same place twice. That is the way the saying goes, and I always believed it. But this weekend, I got screwed. It hit again. Well, it is not exactly lightning that hit, but the bolt of shock and pain, and agony of having to coach little kids soccer.

I coached Kyle’s team in the spring. I had ten 6 and 7 year-olds. I did not do all that great of a job. I do not know soccer because I never played soccer. The only thing I really taught my kids was how to keep score. If I brought anything to the table for those ten kids, it was how to tell when they were getting their ass kicked. The best part about the season was when it was over. Well, lightning has struck again. Now I am Luke’s coach. Now I have 14 kids on the 5 and under team. 14 kids at 5 years and younger! Why, why did somebody do this to me? What have I done to deserve this? Who has it in for me out there? I am not that good of a soccer coach, I proved that already, but then they pick me again. Oh boy, November can’t come quick enough.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me guess...

When they asked who wanted to coach everybody else too one step back.
Also, just think what the critters will be doing while you are at practice.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her placenta falls to the floor.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous the dogwalker said...

It is a sad, sad day for youth soccer.............

10:30 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

does it bother you enough that you can tell them NO?

or is it entertainment for you and good blog material?

11:21 AM  
Blogger sari said...

Well, it will make for good blog, right?

Good luck!

12:43 PM  
Blogger WILLIAM said...

Two Words that may help you through this upcoming season.

Vod

Ka

2:15 PM  
Blogger jd said...

Under the age of 5?? That's torture! I can see it now . . . the swarm of short little people running around in a clump following the ball. Poor LawnWhisperer. I agree with Sari. Good blog material.

2:21 PM  
Blogger sari said...

I don't think they actually follow the ball, do they?

4:39 PM  
Anonymous momo9 said...

The kids will love you! Make them laugh, and give them the fundamentals. You'll have fun! Don't be Poor Pitiful! Be the best coach that you can be! I know deep down like it!

8:39 PM  

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