From Soccer Mom to Soccer Coach this week. The Bumble Dogs may not be known nationally for their soccer skills (though they are getting pretty good), but now they could be known nationally for having mom and dad coaches who really just wanted to enjoy a cup of coffee on the sidelines.
Since I first wrote this post I've talked to at least three other parents who, after similar experiences with official coaches, fell into coaching their children's teams by default. Despite not wanting to taking on such a significant responsibility initially, all of these parents stepped up to the plate to make sure their children had the opportunity to play on and reap the benefits that come from playing on a sports team. Maybe all of us "accidental coaches" should form a club! (Or a support group.)