Every time I’m done coaching – I’m not.
I coach girls soccer at Queen’s Grant High in Matthews. I coach boys (and a few girls) at Liberty Preparatory Academy in Mooresville. I also coach Academy boys and girls for Lake Norman Soccer Club.
Not bad for a dude who never played soccer!
All three of my daughters play. Madison played a season at Warren Wilson College, as a goalkeeper. Hayden is set to sign with Piedmont International University. Camdyn’s in eighth grade but dreams of playing at Wake Forest.
Coaching soccer has taught me a billion encyclopedias worth. Of that, 13.376% has actually to do with soccer.
There’s mindfulness I bring to the sideline. Or rather, the sideline brings out the mindfulness in me. Every year that I get to chance to teach – and learn – gives me more joy (and blog fodder) than I could ever ask for.
Some of my favorite posts about coaching:
What one soccer coach included on his wish list might shock you
Guest Post: Sandra of Momma’s View, on Dad Coaches
11 Essential Questions for Every Youth Soccer Coach
Why Coach? Let Me Count the Ways
Still Coach, Still Daddy, But No Longer Coach Daddy