I was reading some materials on personal fitness training certification (as I’m thinking about taking the test to get certified) and it talks about the WHY behind fitness. Well I think there’s aWHY behind coaching. Many coaches do it for their kids -— or their league is short some coaches and they get asked to do it. My kids are grown so why bother.. Well, I offered to have some practices this summer. A few kids did it, they had fun, they learned things. Their throwing, catching, hitting have all gotten better. And then at the end I was saying goodbye and all of them came over and said THANKS FOR COACHING US — and you could just tell they meant it. That’s the WHY for me. For kids to recognize that if they work hard and learn things, I think its a life lesson and their real thanks means more to me than anything else I can think of. A short blog post, but it's always good to think about the WHY.