For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for March 02, 2011

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    cdward  over 12 years ago

    OMG! That used to be my life! I tied more skates and fixed helmets – and when one of the little ones starts squirming in the middle of the game because he has to go potty….

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    Allison Nunn Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Agree with somebodyshort. THANKS!! to all the patient coaches who help the little ones learn a sport, even if the little ones aren’t ever going to be any good at said sport, they still encourage them to learn.

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    vzs1022  over 12 years ago

    Coaches are Moms and Moms are Coaches!

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    lightenup Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Amen! Coaches are definitely underappreciated for all they do.

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    Allan CB Premium Member over 12 years ago

    LOL … coaches put up with a LOT (like teachers, and Sunday school teachers!)

    Mornin’ Neighbours!

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    TexTech  over 12 years ago

    I agree coaches have to have a lot of patience. I know my Little League Baseball coach must have. My dad lettered in seven sports in a small Oklahoma high school and I inherited all the athletic skill of my mother (who was a singer). My coach had to put up with a lot of realy, really bad playing on my part. Fortunately, my father saw I was never going to play in the majors (or minors for that matter) and gave me a pardon after two years.

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    gabrielh81  over 12 years ago

    As a soccer coach for four years, my greatest joy was instilling the love of the game and sportsmanship. I got the biggest kick out of seeing lads who had never played the game before learning enough to contribute and even have the thrill of scoring a goal.

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    Elaine Rosco Premium Member about 12 years ago

    So funny… husband and I use to coach our youngest daughter’s softball team…OMG…can not tell you how many times he had to sideline the parents! The kids were great….but the parents were terrible!!!

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    lionsandtigersandbearsohmy  about 12 years ago

    This is just TOO cute! The patience of coaches that work with pee-wee leagues is amazing =D

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    gofinsc  about 12 years ago

    My son played Little League Baseball for a few years. His first coaches tried to teach the game, teach teamwork, and teach having fun. The last year the coaches were only concerned about winning, and it was no fun. I still think it was a coincidence that the first team just had bad players and were terrible, and the last team had better players and won more. An equal number from each ended up playing high school ball. I couldn’t have coached because I wouldn’t have cared about winning, and the parents wouldn’t stand for that.

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