Whether you have been waiting for this moment your entire life or you were voluntold and assigned to the position, you need to keep the same end result in mind - make it fun for the kids and simple for the parents. If you make this your mantra, you will make it through any season like a champ!
Don't get me wrong, if you're doing your job as team parent well, you will have moments of utter frustration but you will also have moments of a great sense of accomplishment.
Basic rules to follow as you get started:
- Keep things simple
- Get organized and stay organized
- Keep an open line of communication with parents and coaches
- Be courteous (trust me sometimes this is easier said than done but you can do it!)
- Plan ahead
- Make it fun!
If you do everything for your team with these principles in mind your team will be a happy team come the end of the season.