Being married to a football coach, having taken (and passed) a coaching football class in college, I thought that I kinda knew all I needed to know about the game. I was very impressed with the presentation. It was very informative. And I even learned some stuff!
Yes, I took Coaching Football my senior year in college. I needed a PE credit and the Coaching Football class didn't have enough students registered for it. It was going to be cancelled if there weren't enough students. So the football players started recruiting people to take the class. My housemate, who was dating a football player in the class, convinced me to join her in taking the class. I decided that it was a good move on my part since JD and I were practically engaged. I figured that I should learn some football stuff so I could at least talk intelligently about the game that he coaches.
The thing is, I had been signed up for Self-Defense and had to drop that class to take Coaching Football. The Self-Defense instructor was not happy with my decision. She couldn't understand why on earth I would take Coaching Football instead of Self-Defense. Well, because the fate of that class was in my hands, that's why. And because it was fun. Not to mention an easy A. (Only because the players and coach helped us girls by making it easy for us. Coaching football is hard for non-football players!)
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When the offense starts too early, it's called a false start and this is the signal:
|"False start. Offense."|
But when the defense starts too early, it's called encroachment and this is the signal:
And I was also impressed with my husband, Coach Bickle, who taught us the quarterback position. I love seeing him teaching and coaching. He does such a good job. He taught us all about what happens in the huddle and what the play calls mean. Very interesting. And, I have to say, football players need to memorize lots of stuff and know in a split second what to do. There's a lot they need to know and process quickly! I'm impressed with my husband and son all over again.
I am still working on clearing my dresser. I get it cleared, then put the piles right back on top of it. Ugh. I found this on my dresser in the back of a notebook marked "John's Science Journal." It made me smile. And look at that drawing! He even drew the shadow.
I thought I would make a little coffee cup sleeve to add to her little mug package.
In our small group on Monday night we talked about how we should actually be thankful for the conflict that reveals what we're made of. It helps us know what to address. It's one of the ways God makes us more like Him.
My girls decorated the driveway with chalk art. It fills my heart when I see it.
Another bible passage that really spoke to me this week:
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