Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lacrosse Season




Despite the tons of snow still on the ground...Lacrosse Season is upon me. That means I had to spend nearly 7 hours this weekend doing player evaluations for our local youth league: Ashbee Lacrosse. Ashbee is a very well run organization that provides teams and league play for boys from 4th to 8th grade. I have been Coaching a team the last several years and this year will take the helm of a 7th/8th grade team. This means 2 practices per week and games on weekends as well as travel to a few tournaments. It also means dealing with logistics, the random whiny kid and the officious meddling Parent. The latter are the worst...villifying the coach for not giving their kid enough time on the field...regardless of whether the kid shows up for practice or has a bad attitude . I have had a few bad experiences with parents but these are outweighed and overshadowed by the sheer fun of being involved with the great game of Lacrosse and some really wonderful kids. Having played the game for many years myself I find it rewarding to help teach these kids and see them have fun and compete. Further, my son plays attack and nothing beats the explosion of pride I experience when he scores a goal or makes a great pass to another kid who scores. So, I am prepared for another great season and will hopefully have some good pictures and reports of thrilling victories as we get underway.

5 comments:

JMW said...

Good luck with your season! I hope my kids will gravitate toward this sport when they're older.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Get 'em started early...our league starts with instructional groups in 2nd grade. It is a great sport and I'm sure your kids will love it.

James said...

Good luck and have fun!

Julie DeBrandt Hunter said...

Lacrosse doesn't seem very present here-only a boy's club at the high school. It feels like soccer soccer soccer 365 days a year here. Boring. Well, good luck Coach. It's a thankless job at times but there are families who appreciate every minute you put into it...we just aren't as noisy as the complainers.

The Sporting Life said...

Lacrosse is the greatest team sport of all time. Stating the obvious...obviously.