Sunday, February 3, 2013

Unsung Heros of the Ice Rink: LTS Coaches

Imagine what it's like to be an LTS coach. The rink doesn't pay you much of anything, but the coach is held to professional standards. The hours are long, the work hard, and the coach represents the rink. Plus there's 'nightmare parents'! So, what does LTS possibly look like from the coach's point of view?

I thought you'd never ask.

First day, the booting up area looks like this...

Parents generally have no clue how to tie boots
 Then the buzzer sounds and the little monsters wonders pour onto the ice (blocking everyone getting off the ice from the previous class)....

Monsters vs wonders
Try to do a statistical analysis
"Hi, we're the adult learners' class!
We're going for beer after!
Wanna join us!"
For some reason a pre-Alpha kid has been put in a Delta class
And there's always a few kids that just want to skate--
really fast--that's all.
And the kid who cries for mommy
The little kid who just lies on the ice
and ignores the toys

The mother who watches from the boards--
The parent who distracts the kid the whole time
to take pictures--then complains she/he
never learns anything
Is it any wonder the coach has to put on a fake smile like this?


  1. OMG! Where's the hilarious button???

  2. LOL... we never asked our coach for beer. XD Probably should do cake tomorrow, since it's his birthday.