Dad, what have we learned about ourselves? And more importantly, how are we applying what we’ve learned?
It was only his first year coaching his son’s T-ball team, and this dad was already at the end of his rope.
He was frustrated and losing patience with the kids on the team. He’d played baseball at a very high level himself - he knew the game. He knew the skills and attitude required to become a very good player, but he did not know that coaching 5 and 6-year-olds was going to be this hard.
I told him about my first year coaching T-ball to 5-year-olds and, although I didn’t know anything about baseball, I thought my good nature with children would make me a champion coach. I was very wrong. I thought I would teach the kids something; however, what really happened was they taught me something about myself.