Do You Want to Experience Special, Once-in-a-Lifetime Moments that You’ll Never, EVER Forget?
Well, I think we’ve covered the good, the bad and the ugly here. I really didn’t start out with the intention of making this as long as it turned out to be, but I guess things kind of got away from me and next thing I knew, this was like a small book!
But I hope you got something out of it and it helped you make a decision about whether or not coaching is right for you and, if it is, what to expect and how to navigate the Roman Senate that is Little League Baseball.
So I’ll end on this…
It truly is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences you’ll ever have. The “toughest job you’ll ever love.”
I can honestly say that there are things that happened on those Little League fields that I will never, ever forget. And I know that, when my time comes, I’ll look back fondly on those memories.
I don’t know if I’ll be a coach this year. I’d like to, but our league is blessed with an embarrassment of riches. We have more volunteers than we have open spots, so coaches tend to rotate around a bit. Some coach in the Spring and not the Fall. Some the other way around. Some coach both. Some don’t get to coach either one for a season or a portion of it.
I think it says something that we have so many great and dedicated volunteers who are always ready to step in.
As one coach said to me when I was trying to decide whether or not I wanted to take the plunge…”Once you start, you’ll never want to stop.” He couldn’t have been more right.
And through it all, the good and the bad, I know it’s an experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I hope, if you decide to do it, that you develop the same kind of love for it as I did.
Good luck! God bless! Have some fun! And by all means, leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Let’s make this a resource for every current, past or prospective coach.