I am having a BLAST coaching my son’s 3rd grade basketball team. Here’s some random thots:
- My son and I try to practice a little bit each day. Great "Daddy Time."
- Last weekend, our team had two practices in 14 hours. The boys ran very, very hard. 🙂
- The boys chose the team name, "Dominators." Cool name.
- We’re going to give out 5 awards to various people throughout the year.
- "Herculean Hustler"
- "Dominating Defender"
- "Raging Rebounder"
- "Powerful Picker"
- "Pinpoint Passer"
Our coaches wear homemade T-shirts with a "No Whine" symbol on it.
I’ve told the kids that there is an invisible zone around the coaches
called the "No Whine Zone." I also told the team that anytime someone whines (like "Oh man!"
"Do we have to?" "I don’t want to!"), the whole team will run. I don’t get
mad at them. I don’t yell at them. Just the opposite, in fact. I get
"all-smiles" and say to the kids, "Hey, so-and-so wants us to run.
That’s OK, because I LOVE to run! Everyone on the line!") I think I’m
having too much fun. 🙂