Volunteer work is not something a lot of parents enjoy even when their kids attend school. Those who turn down the opportunity may do so because they do not think it is something they are up for while others are not comfortable with the task. Sports are some of the activities that do not get a lot of volunteers. Even so, it is less likely to be as bad as you think.
You would be happy to know that the school offers you all the support, instructional materials and even resources you require for this process. Once you get started, you catch up faster. Additionally, it will be a great time for you to spend with your child. Additionally, you will get to develop an amazing relationship with other parents and anyone else who may have offered to help.
Adulthood makes people so busy and unless you run in certain circles it will not be that easy to make friends. When you become a coach, you will meet adults who are also crazy about team-oriented sports and also physical activity. Your families can develop a strong bond to the extent where you travel and spend the holidays together. It can also be the place where you meet your mentor. With new friends comes an emergency backup or potential carpool.
Volunteering to coach a little league is also good to help the kids build character or even life-skills. A lot of players in team sports learn positive values during this phase. The values include leadership, fair play, having fun, problem-solving and also a responsibility. They will find self-confidence, responsibility and even effective communication essential for the rest of their life. It will be a learning opportunity for you because your patience will be tested so many times.
You should also think about all the fun you will have the team when you are coaching and the fact that all the achievements will be shared by the entire team. Just telling them about how proud you are of them can change their deflated and tired looks. It is not just the big achievements which should be celebrated.
Once you start and see the change you are making in the players, it will always be a joy to participate in that. Some kids are not even that good in sports but they keep going back to it because of the fun and the same goes for coaching. You get to watch them gain more and more confidence in themselves, learn life-skills and get to have fun while doing all this.