Coach-Parent: The Good...The Bad...The Ugly...

When my son first started playing basketball, I 'volunteered' my husband, without asking, to coach the team. I didn't care if he had coached, or for that matter, even played, basketball at the time. I didn't even think about if he would actually want to coach. I just blindly added his name to the volunteer list. I had no idea what coaching a team actually meant. That was 9 years ago.Now, we are both seasoned coaches, in our respective sports. But, the trip here has had it's ups and downs. The most obvious impact has been on our family....more
This is a very well written post.  I have coached youth sports teams for more than a decade now, ...more