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While thinking about my blog, one topic keeps coming to mind. Coaching youth sports. I have

always been very involved in coaching, as my son has played soccer, basketball and baseball.

However, coaching youth is something I have been a part of, for a long time, prior to having

children. I am often asked the question, why I chose to coach different sports. There are

several reasons why I enjoy coaching, some more obvious than others.

 

Firstly, I appreciate the opportunity to be involved in my son's activities. Coaching is like

teaching. Life lessons are always being taught. Learning how to win, how to lose, and how to

be a team player. We learn how to work together for the purpose of one goal. Sometimes I

coach for the love of the game, and the chance to share that love and appreciation with others.

 

An unexpected outcome is sometimes learning ourselves, as coaches. Coaching requires

adaptation, as it's very fluid and always changing. This may require communicating with players

and/or parents, or making adjustments to the way we play as a team, or with other coaches.

Communication is ongoing, whether with participants or parents. Learning to be a more effective

communicator may result. Finally, coaching encourages us to find lifelong friendships, between

teammates and coaches, which can only be seen as positive.

 

As you can see, there are various reasons to coach youth in sports. Learning life lessons,

teaching life lessons, finding lasting friendships but perhaps most importantly, we having the

opportunity to make a difference in our children's lives.

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If you are looking at having some fun on a weekend or an evening, and want to see some good local sport entertainment at a reasonable cost for a family of 4, then you will need to take in a KW Titans basketball game. The new pro basketball team in KW has invaded The Aud.   The team plays a great up tempo game and there is no shortage of action on and off the court.  During the game, there are the typical freebees with basketball stress balls and t-shirts being thrown into the crowd between quarters, and the dance team providing entertainment throughout the game. As an added bonus, after each home game the players will come back up in the concourse area at The Aud to have an autograph session and mingle with the fans.  So, if you are a basketball fan or just a general sports enthousiast and want to see some professional basketball and don’t want to make the dreaded drive up the 401 at 3 times the cost, then support our local team in the only professional basketball league in Canada and I will bet you that your first game won’t be your last!

 

 

 

  

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As I start my new job at REM Web Solutions this New Year, it brings all the feelings one can have.  I felt overwhelmed with nervousness and excitement.  However, after 10 years at my previous job, the biggest feeling I have is enthusiasm.  I'm eager to learn new skills, rise to new challenges and meet and work with a new team. As well as the added bonus of being much closer to home. 

 

The first few days of learning were certainly a challenge.  At first, I was wondering, "what did I get myself into".  Once I started to use the tools of the job more, I started to get the hang of things and got really excited about what I'm doing.  This job will challenge me in new ways and like the old saying goes, "maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks".  

 

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At Work

 

Role at REM:

Project Manager  

 

Education:

Business, Marketing from the University of Central Florida.

 

Previous Lines of Work:

Administrative Assistant/Membership Services Representative, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce 

 

Something That Makes Me Smile at Work:

Accomplish all of my to do each day

 

Favourite

 

Web site:

Sportsnet, Score, most news sites- i like to try to stay up on what's happening. 

 

Food:

Steak, Seafood, most anything

 

TV Show:

Law and Order series. The Black List, Chicago PD and Fire

 

Musical Artists:

Garth Brooks, Adele,  AC/DC

 

Time of Day:

I like anytime of the day 

 

Season:

Summer

 

Places in the World:

Israel, England, Germany, Italy, and Bermuda

 

Sport:

Baseball, Golf

 

App:

Jeopardy

 

Least Favourite

 

Food:
Peppers

 

Activity:

Shoveling

 

Time of Day:

There isn't really any part of the day that I don't like 

 

Season:

Winter 

 

Place:

Hospitals

 

More Info

 

Best Thing Someone Said to You:

" I love you"

 

 

Life Motto:

Work hard to accomplish your goals

 

 

My Hero:

I don't have just one - but two - my parents as they gave me my work ethic 

 

 

One of the Things I Find Fascinating:

Was on my first trip to Ottawa and seeing how open and easy it was to walk around Parilament Hill. 

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Most People Don’t Know This About Me:

Ok don't laugh but I watch Gilmore Girls with my wife and 12 year daughter. 

 

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