Why I coach? My daughter was returning to USYVL and asked me to be her assistant coach. That’s not a request I could say no to. After all, I really enjoyed playing on my high school volleyball team. Over the weeks, I saw our players develop their skills, learn how to collaborate as a team, and sow seeds for enjoyment for a sport. I watched a shy girl grow in confidence and come out of her shell. I watched a new player practice perseverance and dedication to try to do things she couldn’t do before. I watched an experienced player learn that you can’t lose focus, even when you are one of the best players on the team. I shared the excitement of volleyball with my daughter and made common memories with her. After the season ended, I felt humbled by how my own experience was enriched through the players on the team. I learned the answer to an even bigger question: why do I love to coach.
Volunteer Kathy – Team Timberwolves Spring 2019