Today is going to be a hard day.
I have to crush some young girls hearts.
I don't take it lightly, in fact it is agonizing for me.
The WORST part about coaching is having to cut a player.
I have 65 7th and 8th grade girls trying out for the middle school volleyball team I coach.
I can only keep 15.
I wish I could keep them ALL.
I don't post a cut list. It would be so much easier to post a list and not see the disappointment in their faces. It's just my feeling that a list is so impersonal. I talk to every kid, some face to face and some on the phone. I try to encourage them to keep practicing and to not give up.
Those of you with children that play sports, just know coaches don't take these decisions lightly. We lose sleep over it. We worry about those kids that we have to let go. We feel their pain.
I just have to try and not cry while cutting them.
I hate today.