I was one of the 'assistant coaches', helping out at a drill center and supervising one of the scrimmages, and as fun as it was -- I couldn't believe how exhausted I was at the end of the hour.
Twenty-six girls under 6 years old...that takes a lot of energy out of you (although thankfully I never had all of them at once!).
They were all very well behaved and seemed to listen well to instructions, even though most of them don't really have a clue what they're doing...yet.
All of us coaches were relatively new at this whole soccer thing too, so it made for an interesting first evening. I'm looking forward to the next couple of months as we all learn a little bit more about this sport.
When I asked Joelle what her favorite part of the evening was, her response was: "All of it!"