I had never known what it was like to watch my son score a goal, and then it happened 3 times in a row. Zacharie got his hat trick, and I got to be that dad.
Parents wanting their kids to make it to the pros should listen to this advice from Steve Nash. Stop pushing your kids and let them play. Elite athletes often echo the same refrain; private coaches dont get you to the top, free play and creativity does.
I earned my parenting stripes this weekend when I got up early for a soccer game with Zacharie the day after Halloween. To finally meet other parents, and be part of a team is something my parenting resume has been lacking. Achievement unlocked.