Coach a kid this fall or better yet, coach your own!

Yep, its back-to-school and that of course, also means back-to-sports. This fall when those volunteer, sign-up notices start to fill your inbox, I hope you’ll join me in trying your hand at coaching. Yes, I know snack duty is tempting and far less daunting. But imagine the impact if every kid’s mom volunteered to coach.

Our sons and daughters need to see us out on the sports field, they need to see us lead and they need to see how we lead, especially when we don’t quite know what we’re doing. I’d never played or coached soccer when I first started coaching, but I quickly discovered my big advantage… I am an adult and they are kids. After that, things got a whole lot easier.

In the end, I learned a lot about soccer, but I learned more about myself and found entrée into the Technicolor lives of a whole group of wonderful, now-teenagers.

So this fall, I hope you’ll join me on the field or court!

Missy Park