Re: Tell me why I should coach next year
When I read your question, I thought back to myself 3 years ago. No, I'm not a veteran FLL coach. I will be a newbie this coming season. I have, however, been coaching OM for 3 years. My first year was ROUGH. I coached by myself because none of the students' parents would step up to help me. It was so difficult and I was new and there was such a learning curve and by the end of it I was feeling so defeated and burned out and negative. I said never, ever again. 3 years later, I've been to states with my team twice and it has been really, really rewarding. After that first year, I decided to make sure I had a co-coach that I could work well with and recruited students onto the team that would work well together. Because I had learned so much the year before, there was less of a learning curve and the new team and co-coach made a big difference. A little planning made a big difference. Now that the kids are going into intermediate school, I see them needing a new challenge and I like that they can hone the skills they've learned and gain technical skills in FLL. They are burned-out on OM now. So am I. Time for a change.