In an interesting twist, I ended up coaching 3rd/4th grade basketball this winter.
I wasn't quite sure I'd be patient enough, or that the girls would listen, or how I'd handle losses. I channeled my old grade school coach and found what I needed to whip these girls into shape.
In all honestly - they're pretty phenomenal. They almost always listen (when they don't they run). We've won all but one game, and they all improve every week. The best part...seeing how proud of themselves they are. I love that.
Here's a quick shot of Paige from practice the other night. It might be the only shot I get of her this season.
The best part from Paige's point-of-view...my Dad pays her for every basket she makes :)