My New Role – Volleyball Coach
On Tuesday I take on a new role in life. I am going to co-coach a volleyball team made up of twelve 7th grade girls (well, maybe a couple are 8th graders). My 13 year old daughter will be on the team, of course.
I have no idea what to expect. The other coach is another dad on the team. Neither of us have coached volleyball before, but we were the one’s the girls on the team wanted. I think both of us have played a lot of basketball, so we have good hand eye coordination skills, we just need to translate the basketball skills to volleyball (which I think use similar skills).
My role is going to be running practice. I have been working with my daughter on her volleyball skills, and she has made some solid improvements over the last few months. Now I just have to transition to working with twelve instead of one. I love thinking up creative and unique drills to help them improve. I think of my role as a Mr Miyagi for volleyball (if you don’t know who that is then watch The Karate Kid). I also have watched a lot of Natasha’s practices at school, and I think I can be more efficient in how much we can get done during practice (yes, this is the accountant in me showing through).
My goals for the team are going to be:
- Get better (at volleyball) as the season progresses
- Work as a team
- Have fun
I’ll keep you posted on how it all turns out. It should be fun.