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Proud of my girl

Somebody got a recent promotion.

Such a rockstar!

Rough day at basketball practice attempting to demonstrate proper offensive execution. No injuries, but I'm going to be sore in the morning. Thinking I'll be fine as long as I don't do too much running.

Finding that I'm struggling with something that I've always battled with while coaching. My expectations have always been one step higher than what kids have for themselves. Getting them to reach towards their potential is the art of being a good coach. At times I feel like I've gotten the best out of athletes, but more often I've struggled with the reality that I care a lot more than they do. I'm getting old. I should be wiser. I should be telling myself I can't control the actions or desires of other people. Do the best I can with what I've got to work with.

It really is a different world here in terms is sports. Tons of kids miss practice because of a variety of random reasons. They have a test to study for. They are involved in the school musical. They have a Model United Nations meeting once a week. These are not reasons a kid would miss practice back in the states. It's different. Coaches here aren't fired for not winning. They will get fired here for not promoting good sportsmanship all the time. Again, a different world. Toto, we're not in Whatcom County anymore.

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