We had to cut our first player of the year this week. Little T had way too much attitude for a 12 year-old. We simply couldn’t keep him from cussing his teammates and coaches out. Where do these young kids get these attitudes?
The basketball team that I am coaching had its first practice tonight. Only two kids showed up! Hopefully we can get the word out a little stronger before next Tuesday. The two guys that did show up were really eager to start the season.
Well, my blog didn’t really get off the ground last year (Dec 2005). Another year has gone by, and here I am writing post #2!Once again, Heather and I will be coaching the Columbia Heights Young Life Junior High basketball team. We are holding our first practice tomorrow, and we only have two returning players from last year’s team.I am really excited to start another season!
I had my first night of coaching tonight up in Columbia Heights at the youth center. I am not sure that any trained eye would call the experience a basketball practice. Scuffling…yes, practicing…maybe. Anyways, I am really excited to get the chance to be doing this. I am up for the challenge, I think. I am coaching with Heather, who really has a good understanding of the kids, and the homes that they are coming from. I expect to learn a lot about the behavioral problems of urban adolescents, and practice my patience skills along with firm leadership.