I am right in the middle of soccer tryouts. I am trying hard to watch and listen. I watch all these kids trying out for teams and my heart strings start tugging. I know that not all of them will make teams and I feel sad that not all will make a competitive team. It really sucks to be in my position. I sometimes wish that I didn't have this job with the Club. I am trying my best to do what is right for the Club and the kids. It is hard. There are so many politics going on and every team wants to do it "their" way. It is a mess.
I also am in charge of doing Club registration this year....meaning...all the teams need to come and register at the same time. Some don't like it. It may not work....but I am in charge. I am worried that it will fail in some ways. It is the first time we have done it this way. but, I have to try and I hope that it will work.
My own son is in a situation where he may not make a team or the best team. He has been on one of the crappiest teams in our Club. (that is why I got involved) This age group may go from 2 teams to 1 team. There is a big chance that he won't make the "A" Team...and if he doesn't then he won't have a team to go to. I gave him the choice again. He wants to try out for the "A" team. No other team or club will do for him. I am going to worry my head off for a week until his tryouts are done. I want to freak out and scream. But, I have to let my son grow up, make decisions and learn even it is the hard way. Do you know how hard that is for me? EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. I really want to say...I don't care what you want...You have to do it my way. But, I can't. I have to let him live and grow. It is like watching him learn to walk again...watching him fall, get up and try again...The joys and pains of parenthood.