i think all the guys who play this lady's sport, haven't been on in a while.
we have our first game tonight. as the 5th year coach of this church team, I've made a decision. Next year, i am not accepting sponsor money to pay for league fees. why?
at first, you think, hey i'm helping everyone out. they aren't out 25-30 bucks to play. who doesn't think that is awesome. well the problem is that i get dedication from about 5-6 guys and then the other 5-6 guys are like "whatever" we'll show up when we feel like it. my monday's are a pita to get guys to commit.
2 texts i received last night
"wife is going grocery shopping, won't be home until 8, i'll be home with kids" WHAT THATS NOT A VALID EXCUSE
"am going to blackhawks party will not be there" ITS THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS AND IVE NEVER HEARD YOU EVER TALK ABOUT HOCKEY.
its basically like this every week. next year, you pay to play. that way you have something invested in the league. whats funny is that every year, we go on a streak that puts us somewhere in the tops 5 teams in the league (17 teams) then they all want to get serious.
last year we were #4 seed for the tourney and won our first 2 games before getting beaten. that was with 3 automatic outs in the backend of the lineup who also happened to be defensive liabilities.
with all the things i have to do this summer, i cut back to 1 league and only a few tourneys.
i have held 3 practices so far this year as well. 1 of them, we had 7 guys show up, the others? 3. this should be fun tonight if the rain holds off. (which by the way i'll have to text everyone to tell them that YES THE GAME IS STILL ON or at least 1 or 2 won't show up)