Our middle-school basketball huddle always ends with a chorus of girls yelling, “Teamwork!” The goal, which we’ve stated incessantly for the past three weeks, is for everyone to score. Everyone dribbles, everyone shoots. Coach keeps saying to me, “They all have to understand that they can score.” As the clock was
Monthly Archives: January 2016
“I am not sure what you think coaches should be,” read one of the going away notes I received from a swimmer. It gave me pause. I don’t often talk about this with them directly – how I view my job, my role in their life. But I definitely have strong opinions
On the day when the 6th graders were supposed to choose their winter sport, I was making small talk with the current crop of water polo players. A girl pushed into the group and said, “Coach Kelly, will water polo be easy next semester?” Will it be easy? Did she really just ask that?!