There is a really terrible time period in the life of a program administrator. The work has been done – the new website has been built, the games have been scheduled, the uniforms have been ordered, there is a pile of bills waiting to be paid… but where are all the kids?
In the last 5 years that I’ve taken youth lacrosse registrations, about 75 percent of the kids who play sign up literally at the last minute. Maybe it’s a Montana thing, but something tells me it’s not. I’ve sat there looking at multi-thousand dollar holes the day before registration closes and almost lost my mind… but then they come.
Everything in front of you says “Sound the alarms!” and your brain just keeps spinning all these nightmare scenarios. This year I’m just happy that I’ve been here before, because I don’t feel very stressed (yet). I am about halfway through one of the busiest weeks of the year (63 lacrosse-related emails before lunch, beat that!) and right now I’m just keeping my head above the water.
I will never know why so many people wait until the last minute for things like this, but they do. If anyone knows why, please share, but my guess is that this is just one of life’s mysteries.
If you’re having a week like mine, I thought you might want to know that you are not alone. I recommend Pandora, then see how long the page sits saying “are you still listening?” before you even notice that the music has stopped… ONWARD AND UPWARD GAME GROWERS! It’s the only way!
I know I can’t wait to get off this computer and on to the field!