I've recently started managing my second season of the adult team I play for. I am the manager, coach, secretary, etc. I know I took this on myself and am often someone who should ask for help but doesn't always. I suppose I feel when I do ask for help I don't always get it in the time required.
I do love organizing and this year have taken on a lot with my job as head of physical education at the school I work in. The job has been very challenging with some major hills and mountains that I have had to scale. I have dealt with many unexpected turns in the path and had to deal with them head on. The challenges have been stressful. I am lucky to be married to someone strong enough who will listen to me but also tell me to get on with it.
I have also started coaching after school again. I coach the JV boys football team. I actually find this part of my life less stressful as I do not really have to plan as much as I know exactly what I am doing. There is far less organization than that of managing your own team, as the schedules are already set by the Athletic Director as well as all the other things she has to do. I mainly just have to coach a bunch of boys who love playing football.
The adults team on the other hand is more demanding. Trying to get all the team out in a Sunday is a feat in itself. I have a Facebook group and a Kakao (like what's app) group in which we stay in contact and I share details. Ordering uniforms, collecting subs, paying refs, organizing away trips, contacting opposition teams, setting up training sessions, etc. I suppose I knew what had to be done but didn't really think of the time and effort it would take.
I am hoping this time round, in our second season, it will be easier. I have done some recruiting, I hope to get more dedicated players. We're going to add a sponsor to our shirts, as long as I can get the logo turned into a iron on.
Here we go again Songdo Spurs. Let's get ready for another season!
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