I was officially notified today that I am now the head soccer coach for our local high school. I’m really excited about this. I interviewed a couple times with the principal and the athletic director, and then sat through a barrage of questions by parents last Thursday night for a couple hours.
Even prior to being notified, I had already scheduled the summer soccer program to start today with weight lifting. I was the JV coach last year, and was acting as the interim head coach due to the coach from last year moving to Atlanta with his wife and kids for a better teaching job.
The rest of my summer until the end of soccer season is now additionally busy. We have weight lifting on M-W-F from 8:30am-10:30am, and Open Field on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 8:30am until they kick us off and tell us to go home. Between the JV and Varsity players, we have close to 33 boys out for soccer for the 2008-2009 season. That’s great because we barely had enough for two teams last year.
The boys were griping about being wore out today after weight lifting, but I told them that weight lifting days were actually like a day off. I have some real pain planned for the Open Field days that they would never dream of in a million years. hehe…I’m already getting into the coaching spirit.