I received a call last evening that I really didn’t need. Apparently, one of my baseball players is playing for another team that could lead to his suspension, and mine if I allow him to play on my team. Nothing at all against the player and actually, nothing against the team that he wants to play for in addition to my team – he has made my team his priority, at least I think he has. Baseball Ontario has some odd rules. As far as I am concerned, if a player wants to play more baseball, all the power to them. Who cares who is running the program.
So, anyway, I have to deal with this new situation today. I am hoping that he will decide to drop the other team and play for us. Guess we will see.
I think this might be it for me. I may not coach again (for a while) after this year. Don’t get me wrong. I am enjoying this season, it is a good group and we are having a good time but I think I need some more time for myself – not sure what I am going to do with that time, but I need some. If I do coach next season, I will want a business manager associate with the team to handle dealing with the league(s) and the parents, making sure that payments are made, etc. I am done with that aspect of it.
I have already resigned from the SCMBA Board and will not run again on the NDBA Board – I’ve put my time in there and have had enough of it. Some people are really helpful, some are not. Some coaches get you more information than you can possibly need and some never communicate.
Oh well, it has been a good run, that’s for sure. I am not sure what I would do with 4 weeks of holidays that I could use for myself as opposed to having to take it for baseball – that would be an interesting concept.
Time will tell.