Our volleyball season is just about complete. We had our last practice today, with our last two games to be played tomorrow and Monday. We're a big perterbed that the gym will be closed on Thursday and Friday to have the floor redone, meaning that we'll have a 4 day break before our last game of the season. Poor timing, but not our doing.
Soph and I are already talking about next year. We're actually hoping to be able to coach the "A team" instead of the B team. Not only will we be able to teach them a bit more advanced skill set, we'll only have 12 girls to worry about, hallelujah!! This season we started off with 23 girls and we're now down to 19. That just flat out too many girls. They can't all hear, there's no way to give enough individualized attention, it's a pain in the behind to get all the girls to play and, well, it's just a pain.
I'm actually hoping to possibly participate in the varsity season a bit here over the next couple weeks. I'd love to get in with them (well, mostly their coach) as a resource and as an "in" in the volleyball world.
When I was getting ready to graduate from high school, getting asked all the time, "what are you going to do?" I said, even all those years ago, that my dream job would be to be a junior high girls volleyball coach. Well, here I am. And loving it. And looking forward to the season being done with just a little bit. :) (Really, I'm only anxious to be done so that I can have a bit more time to myself and not be running madly like I am currently.)
At this moment in time, I'm feeling very blessed that I'm living my dream. I'm a mom to my precious little girls. And, I'm coaching volleyball. God is good!