Just this morning, my wife called looking into a local soccer league for our four year old daughter. Not long ago, I found that I am a newly minted soccer coach, holding the athletic futures of five 4 & 5 year old girls in my hands. We live in a part of Oklahoma where soccer takes a backseat to T-ball and Little League, so I’ve never coached, played, or really even watched soccer. Fortunately, this must be common because there is a new coach training where we figure out the ins and outs of the game. So, for the next few weeks I’ll be trading my theology books and commentaries for “Beginning Soccer,” “Psychodynamics of Soccer-Moms,” and “Winning Strategies for Four Year Old Girls Soccer!”
Now for the hard part, what will we name our team? Based on the demographics, I have jokingly suggested My Little Soccer Ponies. Of course our colors will be pink and purple. All kidding aside, we go to sign paperwork, pick out uniforms, and get our player list tomorrow. I’m actually very excited.
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Hi–I just finished the only book you need,,and your wife will appreciate it too. It is called; HOME TEAM ADVANTAGE: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports by Brooke de Lench. It has some nice christian under pinnings and is brand new with amazing insights. Good luck on your season–my girls are now 12 and 13 and it has been full of fun and horrors.
Thanks Georgie, I’ll try to get my hands on that!