Becoming a Volunteer Coach!

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by Chris No Comments

I have always thought that once my kids started playing sports, I would love to be their coach.  But what do I really know about being a  volunteer coach.  And when I say a coach, I don’t mean a skills coach for football or basketball, but a coach that can help my son or daughter get started in sports and learn life lessons about being on a team and being a good teammate.

So I decided to put together my own list of pros and cons on becoming a volunteer coach.

PROS

-Spending time with your children
-Learning more about your kids/friends
-Making your kids proud
-Getting to know other families
-Watching your team succeed
-Making a difference in a child’s life

CONS
-Time consuming
-Can’t make everyone happy
-Dealing with parents
-Can be a thankless job

You have to also ask yourself if you are ready to be a coach.  It’s more than just time, you need to be committed to seeing it through.

Despite a few negatives to coaching, I still think it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do.  And consider this …. you can make a huge difference in a child’s life and for someone who has no one else, that is a huge deal.  Being a coach is like being a teacher and that’s a pretty cool job!

What about you? Do you coach? What do you like about it?

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