Coaches Corner

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Coaches Corner
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Wed, 09-17-2003 - 1:34pm
Hmmmm......Well since the coach put us in our place a couple weeks ago, it seems to have been the best thing for my son (see post 3rd grade, concerta, and Soccer). I told my son that he could attend practice two days a week but if his homework slips he can not particpate. Believe it or not he has come home every day and completed his homework (w/ little complaint)and been on top of everything!! I can't believe it. He is LOVING soccer. I have never seen him so determined to be good at something. Also, I am starting to get comfortable with him on the concerta, he is now "leveling" out. Night and Day I tell you. I wanted to thank you all for the support. With out the rest of you I would feel alone. So keep posting and keep rockin!!

M-

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 09-17-2003 - 7:11pm
WOOHOO good for him! I am glad he is enjoying soccer. Even better that he is doing his homework!
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Thu, 09-18-2003 - 6:16am
Speaking of coaches ... Kevin (11) plays on 2 different baseball teams, one DH helps to coach. During a game last week, Kevin was really goofing off, and no one did anything. I was ticked off but didn't want to over-react. DH is an 'assistant' coach this season and is trying to let the head coach take charge, and the head coach didn't do anything (probably not wanting to step on any toes.) Well, DH told him that if Kevin is screwing around, to please say something to him ... Kevin will listen to his 'coach' before his parents (sad to say, but true.) Anyway ... during Sunday's game, I'm not sure exactly what happened (I was keeping score) but Kevin did 'something' while playing short stop. The coach called a time-out which generally means he's going to walk to the mound and chat with the pitcher. Nope. He called time out and yelled to Kevin "drop and give me 10." Yup, that's right ... he stopped the game, and in front of both teams and all the parents, Kevin had to do push ups! It was ideal. I about fell off my chair. But, it was also totally effective. This was the first inning, and the rest of the game, Kevin was totally focused, very intense, and made several really great plays. (They also won their game.) It's amazing the force that other people can have.

Now, if only I could get the same reaction over homework issues ...

Nancy

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