For those that know me, it has been well known that I despise soccer. I have never enjoyed watching it or playing it. When my son Evan first started playing sports, I told him he can only play soccer until he turns 7, and he promptly quit to concentrate on other sports. So, there was much amusement from my friends and family when I was asked to help coach my daughter’s 6-year old soccer team. I explained that I don’t know soccer and I don’t like the sport, but my daughter Ella was so excited, so I said yes.
I have always believed that sports teach kids about life, such as playing as a team, being competitive, being a good sport, and trying your hardest. With that, there are many learning experiences for me as well and how it parallels everyday work.