Wednesday, February 24, 2016

"My Life as the Coach's Wife"

Hello Everyone!! 

Well, I had very high hopes that the "flu" would stay away from me but I guess it was bound to happen.   Yes, I'm the one who is under the weather and I was forced to finally see the doctor and get a "cold-pack".  

Although I'm currently on Day 2 of the treatment, my duties remain the same.  No breaks for this mommy, especially now that Baseball Season has arrived. 

As many of you know, my son loves to play Football.  All boys love sports, but I believe that our son's special interest in this sport is due to the fact that his cousin, Austin, started playing football at a young age and is now playing football at Cornell University. 

During his Senior Year at Maret School, Washington DC

at Cornell University, Ithaca N.Y.

 Our son also wants to be a professional football player.    

Their team won the 2015 Football season with an 
undefeated record. 

But what some of you may not know is that our son also plays Baseball.  Baseball is a sport my husband is very intimate with since he played it through his high school and college years.   I had the intention of embarrassing my husband by posting picture of his high school and college years (big fro and all) but I was unable to find the scanned photos.  But do not fear, I will totally update this post as soon as I can get my hands on them!!!  

In all honesty, I didn't think my husband coaching our son's team was a good idea.  Our son may look like me but he can be as stubborn as his daddy can, and sometimes their personalities crash. Fortunately, I have and continue to watch the bond between father and son grow due to their shared love of sports.     

While I envisioned my children playing sports, I never thought my husband would be a "Little League Coach", therefore giving me the title of, "Coach's Wife".  I don't know much about sports, so my son enjoys teaching me all the fundamentals needed for me to follow the games and understand the plays.    

As the Coach's wife I do find joy doing my appointed duties which start by preparing and sending all the parents a "Welcome Letter": 

  • Preparation of the Coach's Book;
  • Preparation of Forms (attendance record, players stats, parent/player information, line ups rosters or any forms my husband believes he will need in order to make sure that all his players are given equal time playing different positions, as well as identifying those who needs extra help in certain areas of the game;
  • Preparation of Snacks/Drinks Schedule
  • Preparation of the Awards given at the end of the season; and 
  • all email/texts communications to parents as needed.  

I suppose you can call me the "coach's personal assistant"... without the pay of course, but it's totally alright with me.  

My reward is seeing my husband and son making memories together. Our son will forever have these precious memories of his dad coaching his little league baseball team.

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