¹YES! You read that right: an assistant coach, and I'm happy about it! This lady is one of my cheer moms who stepped up to do the cheer uniforms for the whole league this year, and we've gotten close on Cheer Committee. She was with us Cheertators when we choreographed the new Hello Cheer & Camp Dance, and since she knew them, she asked if I minded her standing in the back & doing them with our girls at practice...which turned into her always being a helping hand! It's absolutely perfect: two years ago, the assistant thing was really not fun, b/c that lady had been a head coach before, she wanted to choreograph most of the dances, & I felt like I had to let her, so I wasn't like the mean coach I assisted my first year here; it was just awkward, & I felt like I was always compromising what I preferred for her. Last year, I ran my own show all by myself, which was very satisfying...but I did miss little detail fixes occasionally, b/c I didn't have another set of eyes on almost twenty girls. This year is THE BEST, b/c Sarah has no interest whatsoever in head coaching, choreographing anything, or wanting to take over; she purely just wants to hang out, jump around for a little extra exercise, and be supportive! #heaven She's helping clean up some messy arms when I'm working on the big picture, she's my sounding board for advice when I can't decide b/t 2 options, and she's doing all the official Team Mom stuff (fundraiser & Picture Day money & form collecting, ordering new cheer bows, etc.) that I couldn't get dependable help with before. This year is going to be the best ever...
[Annelise flying, holding "GO"]
[Yelling cheers even during water breaks]