Friday, January 8, 2010

A Few Noteworthing Things

2009 came and went so fast I didn't have time over the holidays to publish any thoughts about the passing year. I might get to that, but don't count on it. Looking forward there are a lot of balls being juggled. New SJBC president role, expanded club race team, busy-ness with family stuff and general chaos.

On a tangent, it's been fun over the past month to watch my kids take up the sport of basketball. I'm not one of those parents that dictates what their child's sporting interests will be. I see lots of parents getting their kids involved in things based on the past history of success (or lack thereof) of the parent. I'm not expecting my kids to be Division I Pac-10 athletes (like their dad), but just seeing the joy in them taking up the game of basketball has brought back a lot of heartfelt memories of my own.

Last night a fellow parent asked if I would ever get into coaching basketball. Hmm, something to ponder, but at the moment I'm having too much fun watching. Besides, I can't give away all my secrets on how to play the game.


Dan Kaempff said...

Kids playing basketball is a fun thing to watch indeed. When I was in my teens, I used to play hoops with a neighbor kid in his driveway. He was only about 4 or 5 at the time, but you could already tell he loved the game. He moved away, but I heard he turned into a pretty respectable player. ;)

Manley Man said...

Wow, the memories are flooding back.