I'm saddend because I will miss getting together with the kids for an hour every Tuesday working on their soccer and teamwork skills. I will miss helping my daughter get her shinguards and shoes on every Saturday morning. I will miss outlining practices and putting together lineups. I will miss throwing my bag of coaching gear in the truck of my car and heading to the soccer field. I will miss seeing the kids celebrate after a goal -- and after a game. I will miss chatting with the parents before and after practices and games.
And then, before I know it, September will arrive and, once again, it will be soccer time!