Volunteer work is not something a lot of parents enjoy even when their kids attend school. Some don’t it because it is not their thing or they may feel unqualified. When it comes to sports coaching, many parents will just let it be. However, it is not as bad as you may make it be in your head.
First of all, you will be offered instructional materials, resources, and support. You will learn so much within such a short time. In addition, this is a great moment for you to spend with your child. This will also bring in you into contact with other parents and helpers and beautiful relationships can develop from this.
Adulthood makes people so busy and unless you run in certain circles it will not be that easy to make friends. Therefore, coaching a little league puts you in the same place with other parents who have kids in the grade and they are also excited about team sports and working out. A lot of the families which plan holidays together or travel started this way. You can even meet mentors while coaching. With new friends comes an emergency backup or potential carpool.
It is also through little league coaching where you help the kid develop great life skills and also offer assistance as they learn how to build their character. It is through these kinds of sports that the players understand how to nurture positive values. Among the things your kids will learn as you coach them include problem-solving skills, having fun, responsibility, leadership and also fair play. Things like self-confidence, responsibility and also effective communication will be useful even when they are not in the field. It will be a learning opportunity for you because your patience will be tested so many times.
Coaching a little league also allows you to share in the achievements and fun. There will be moments when everyone looks deflated and tired but the better part is that you can change that by expressing how happy you are about the achievements they have had so far. Even the smallest achievements should be celebrated.
Even if all you get is a single smile, it will be encouraging enough for you to keep doing it. You should remember that for many of the kids it is not about qualifying for the nationals but just having fun and when you also begin having fun with the process you will find it very fulfilling. You will be really proud of your work and the team when you walk with them as they learn useful life-skills, gain confidence and also enjoy the sport.