Hired on as head soccer coach for the local high school

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.