I've been wanting to make this post for a while, but I wanted to wait for our team picture (kinda sad that we only had 3 kids make it through the season). Coaching the cross-country team was a fun and challenging experience. Great to see the kids having a fun time, frustrating to see so many of our kids not able to participate because of bad grades. Great to watch them progress, frustrating when they didn't put in the effort. The season ended with one of those great moments. The championship meet. One of our runners cut about 3 minutes of his best time, and kept an awesome pace. Another, also improved on his time and showed himself that his effort really pays off. Our final runner had a harder time, but he was all smiles after he crossed the finish line.
The boys did a great job this season. And I learned a lot of lessons about coaching and working with kids. There are some things I will do differently next time, and hopefully that will make a difference in motivating the kids to put in the effort needed to progress. Track season is just a few months away, and I can't wait!