After nearly nine years, I picked up my coach’s whistle again. This time I am not coaching middle school girls in basketball. I am coaching kids’ soccer through our local soccer club. My husband and I are coaching kids ages three to six. It is a four week program that introduces the kids to the basics of soccer.
I had such an amazing experience coaching the little ones. I learned so much about the fundamentals of soccer. I learned as much from my young players as they learned from me. I learned persistence, determination and patience.
I realized that I was seen as a role model for all the girls. I am the only female coach in our group of eight coaches. My husband coaches Munch and the other five and six year olds. I coached Skeeter and the other three and four year olds. Seeing myself reflected as a role model in the girls’ eyes made me really think about how I present myself daily to my daughters. I hope to instill kindness, determination, strength, grace and humor. Thank you to all my amazing soccer players. I will see you all in the spring! Coach Jenny can’t wait to do it again!