Many parents do not volunteer to coach sports at the kid’s school when the call is made. Some don’t it because it is not their thing or they may feel unqualified. It is even worse when the schools are looking for a volunteer coach in sports. Before you turn down the opportunity, you should understand that it is not such a bad experience.
You would be happy to know that the school offers you all the support, instructional materials and even resources you require for this process. You will learn so much within such a short time. Also, it gives you the opportunity to spend some quality time with your child. Another merit you get from volunteering to teach a little league is the opportunity to develop rewarding relationships with helpers as well as parents.
Adulthood makes people so busy and unless you run in certain circles it will not be that easy to make friends. When you take up a challenge to coach a little league, you will come into contact with like-minded parents who are happy about team-oriented pursuits and also physical activity. A lot of the families which plan holidays together or travel started this way. Do not think that you cannot meet a mentor here as well. With new friends comes an emergency backup or potential carpool.
This will also be a great opportunity for you to help your child develop essential skills in life as well as build character. It is through these kinds of sports that the players understand how to nurture positive values. Some of the things they learn include fair play, problem-solving, leadership, having fun and also taking responsibility. They will find self-confidence, responsibility and even effective communication essential for the rest of their life. It will be a learning opportunity for you because your patience will be tested so many times.
Coaching a little league also allows you to share in the achievements and fun. There will be moments when everyone looks deflated and tired but the better part is that you can change that by expressing how happy you are about the achievements they have had so far. Don’t think that the only reason you should be celebrating is that the win was big.
Even one smile in the team will always make you go back the next day. A lot of time, kids take up sports because of the coaching and it is the same thing with coaching. As you watch them grow, learn life-skills and build their confidence, your heart will be full.