Ah, Early March. That time of the year when youth basketball isn't quite over but soccer is getting revved up. We've got practice times jockeying around daylight savings and the (hopelessly broken) field permitting process in full swing, scambling parents trying to switch teams, managers awakening from slumber, and a sudden rise in the number of manager-generated emails.
Since I started this blog as something for youth sports managers and parents, I promise to refocus on that in just a few sentences.
First, my daughter's basketball season is winding down. One more game this weekend, one more practice, and then a county tournament that will certainly be an experience. My experiment this season was to resist teaching plays and tactics and to instead focus on fundamentals: footwork, layups, jumpshots, movement. As the regular season ends, the girls can mostly do a real layup and free throws look pretty good. Defensive is solid and the offense, while chaotic, can be fun to watch (not pretty...but fun.) I'll do a season wrap-up blog post at some point.
And now, on to soccer management...
One of the reasons I haven't blogged in a while is not knowing where to start.
So, to both of my readers out there, what do you want to hear about?
Should we discuss the demise of the Womens Professional Soccer and thus the end of dreams for millions of soccer playing girls and then rant about the plans of the Lingerie Football League to expand into youth leagues?
Do you want to hear the struggles of an "A-team/B-team" split in youth soccer?
Perhaps a quick little article on angst that goes with division structure placement?
Maybe a discussion on how to handle a tournament tailgate?
Or would do you just want me to help you managers get through the spring season? (Got your uniform replacements? Roster changes made? Registered for tournaments? Figured out your winter practice plans for 2013? It's not too late!)
Let me know! I'm ready to blog.