If you are considering coaching a team or someone has asked to coach a team there are some things to consider. Do you have the time, energy and motivation to coach? Do you have the temperment to deal with players and parents?
Coaching takes time. Do you have the time to commit to practices? Depending on the level you are coaching at, you have may to take time to watch game films, work on strategy, develop play books and of course, coach games. This all takes commitment and energy.
Ask yourself if you have the proper motivation to coach? Are you coaching to insure your child gets playing time? Are you coaching for the love of the game and to try to develop appropriate skills for your players? Before you commit to coaching some soul searching is involved to be sure the motivation is the right motivation.
Coaching has really taken on a whole different level then when you were young most likely. Twenty years ago a parent would have never called a coach about anything, except what time the game was. In this day and age parents call about the position little Johnny is playing or how much he is playing.. Players may also question the same issues. Do you have the temperment to stay cool in these situations?
Coaching can be a great experience but it can also be an awful one. Be sure before you say yes, you have carefully considered all the options.