As exhausted as I am on this very snowy Minnesota Monday, my weekend didn't really consist of too much, which is usually the way I like it. But I prefer it when I start my week feeling more refreshed.
Friday was pretty low key. I had a dinner guest and we had spaghetti and meatballs with homemade meatballs. He went back for seconds so I will call that a win. The rest of the night was spent chatting and catching up on Law & Order: SVU.
Saturday was flipped for Sunday's activities which meant I had leftover pizza for breakfast and I stayed in my PJ's until 5:00 only because I didn't think it would be appropriate attire for a bon fire.
I spent the evening at my cousins house since her and her new husband got a fire pit for their wedding and have been wanting to have people over to use it. We had a few drinks, they made some homemade Trader Joe's pizzas and we hung out outside in 30 degree temps because that's what us Minnesotans do.
Sunday was a doozy of a day. My coaching duties officially started with tryouts. The club I'm coaching for had its tryouts for the 15 & 16 teams. I'd estimate there were about 100 girls that came which meant finding the right team for each and every girl.
The girls were split, 15's on one side of the net, 16's on the other and we ran through drills to get an idea of each girls skill level. As we watched the girls we would move them to different courts based on their skill level. I was on the middle court which was tough, especially when you had to move a girl down. I've been there. We all know what the different courts mean.
When the first court coach gathered the girls she wanted on her team, it was my turn to pick my team. There are the girls that are just down right talented, then there are the girls that you saw improve through the day and you want to pick them because they just have something that made you like them. It was really tough not being able to pick everyone I wanted, and unfortunately tomorrow I'm going to have to tell some of the girls that they'll be moved down to the 16-3 team. At least we had a lot of girls that seem to be equal level so the 16-3 is like a 16-2 squared.
Oh, you might be wondering why I got to pick MY team. Why I have to tell girls if they have to be moved down. Well that's because I am now the Head Coach. Terrified? Absolutely! Do I think I can do this? Absolutely!
Coaching is something I've always wanted to do, but I don't think many people will tell you I'm a leader. I'm much more comfortable as a follower. At the same time, if I'm put in to a situation I'm uncomfortable with or maybe not the most knowledgeable about, I will Google, study, research, etc. until I'm comfortable and confident.
I'm excited to tackle this new adventure, and who knows, maybe it'll open doors I never knew were there.
If you've ever coached anything before, please give me some tips!