Competitive spirit. Passion to win. Drive to be the best. These qualities we admire in our husbands as they coach, but most women don’t want these characteristics to carry over into the marriage- even though coaches’ wives can be over the top competitive as well! Being competitive is defined this way: “…trying to win a contest or be more successful than others…having a strong desire to win or be the best at something.”
Summer is the season of weddings and anniversaries, so congratulations to all who are celebrating these special occasions. My husband and I celebrate 20 years this month, and I absolutely cannot believe it! So I wanted to share a word of encouragement about the promises we make on our wedding days…
Ladies, we all know that timing is important, both in sports and in marriage and in all aspects of life. When you are married to a coach, finding time together during the season can be a challenge, and finding the best time to have those serious conversations can be even more of a struggle.
I think that making decisions is one of the hardest parts of being a coach. There are millions of small decisions that must be made with wisdom just to keep a program running, and I am amazed at how the outcome of a game often hinges on one big decision- like what final play to call for the last ten seconds of the game! On top of that, everyone around gets to decide if he made a good decision or not! And sometimes his decisions are highlighted on the front page of the newspaper.
You might be familiar with the lyrics above from the old hymn "Rock of Ages". The word "cling" might bring to mind negative things- like static cling issues with the laundry! Or an unhealthy, co-dependent relationship. But in the world of sports, we know that clinging to/hanging on to the ball is critical for victory!!