Coaching hockey, uni, what’s the difference

Hello barfbloggers:

doug-hockey-goalieIt’s been a few of days since I’ve posted anything original – foodborne illnesses happens, kids have hockey awards banquets, I have to coach hockey and complete my level II coaching accreditation, but does anything really change?

And what is it about great leaders that can inspire change so people don’t barf so much?

I’ve done the level II hockey coaching before in Canada, about 15 years ago.

I’ve now done it Australia.

Both are as valid as food safety audits.

Yet the time — 27 hours for level II coach in Australia  – is an opportunity to reflect, to really think, how can coaches on a Sunday morning take 20 5-11-year-olds on half ice and make them engaged for 90 minutes (and then have to play a 60-minute game in the afternoon).

This is the shit they should be teaching profs, but don’t, they just pawn it off on grad students with no instruction manual.

And unis wonder why parents are pissed about fees.

When people ask me what I do, I say I used to be a food safety professor,I coach hockey. In Brisbane.

It took me awhile, but I’m glad Amy stuck with me and I made the move.

It wasn’t easy.

Neither is doing a Tony Esposito butterfly at 54.

I’ll be out with the 20-somethings full of testosterone (but not much skill) wed. night, and coaching the same crew sat. at 6 a.m.

That’s hockey times.

That’s how we roll.