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OT - Kids Teams
This is totally off WAC topic but all about basketball.

I always enjoy coming on here and chatting with fellow fans of the WAC. I coach my son’s 9/10 year old team and he scored his first ever points today. I was so proud!

Our team is off to a slow start and still looking for the first win. We can only practice once a week per rec league rules, but it’s so great to work with the young men and teach skills they’ll use down the road.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone else have kids who are playing or teams they coach? It’s super rewarding. I think I get more excited for them than they do, although watching their faces when they have a great play makes it all worth it.
01-25-2020 12:33 PM
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RE: OT - Kids Teams
(01-25-2020 12:33 PM)Country_Wisdom_359 Wrote:  This is totally off WAC topic but all about basketball.

I always enjoy coming on here and chatting with fellow fans of the WAC. I coach my son’s 9/10 year old team and he scored his first ever points today. I was so proud!

Our team is off to a slow start and still looking for the first win. We can only practice once a week per rec league rules, but it’s so great to work with the young men and teach skills they’ll use down the road.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone else have kids who are playing or teams they coach? It’s super rewarding. I think I get more excited for them than they do, although watching their faces when they have a great play makes it all worth it.

I've run a basketball club for several years. I've coached all three of my kids. My son just graduated from HS last year and my daughters are a frosh and a soph. I will coach them during the AAU season this summer. They are a lot of fun to coach when they are really young.
01-27-2020 10:44 AM
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I did one season of Pre-K/K Tee Ball and learned that coaching wasn't for me. Haha. I'm actually really enjoyed running the administrative/logistical aspects of it (e.g. parent communications, setting up the practice field, etc.), but found out working directly 5 and 6 year olds that aren't my own isn't for me.

My son is pretty good at focusing in, following direction, and staying on task when it comes to practicing and playing sports, so herding other people's cats... errrr... kids during practices and games was a bit of a challenge. Kids are going to be kids, so I figured out the best place for me is on the sidelines just rooting for my little dude.
01-27-2020 11:33 AM
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I feel your pain; I coached my son’s 3 year old soccer team. It was more a photo op for parents than a competitive bracket. Anyway the kids would get so bored that they sat down in the field and picked dandelions and dig in the sand. Coaches were on the field and also refs so I asked them to get back up and in the game. This girl says “but coach I’m tired of soccer ball; I wanna play flowers”.

Coolest part was after the game we’d all line up in front of the goal and each kid could kick the ball in the net and say they scored a goal in front of their parents. A lot of fun and it got the kids into a healthy activity while exposing them to team sports.
01-27-2020 02:52 PM
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