BEFORE YOU CRITICIZE, HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED TODAY?
Mar 31, 2011 @ 11:46 am
The Big Sun Youth Soccer League is an extremely well
run organization by an enthusiastic and hardy corps of volunteers, whose
sole purpose is to ensure that all 500 children each season, have a happy, safe and
fun soccer season. We want them to learn in an environment that is both
safe and educational and conducive to their growth and development. To
make sure of this, hundreds and hundreds of hours are spent in
pre-season in exhaustive preparation, dotting the i's and crossing the
t's. The players have to be registered with the Florida Youth Soccer
Association, the coaches have to undergo a background check, the teams
have to be selected and the uniforms ordered and printed. After the
paint is delivered, the playing fields have to be lined and the goals
brought out of storage and securely anchored, all before a single ball
is kicked. Referees have to pass an 18 hour instructional class and have
to re-certify every year, whilst coaches are put through their paces in
both in-house clinics and State and National coaching licensing
programs. Despite this Herculean effort, there are certain individuals
for whom the glass is always half-empty. No matter how hard the club
tries to provide a safe and happy environment for the players, there are
those for whom criticism appears to be their way of life. We are always in need of coaches every
season and could use some volunteers to help with concessions or join the Board of Directors. If you would like to step-up and help, then please contact our
President Brian Behan via email at email@example.com or our club's website: www.bsysl.com . There is also an Annual General Meeting every May where you can voice an opinion, concern or great idea. If you are one of those for whom the glass is never full ... Before you criticize, understand, there is a lot that you may not be aware of that makes this program work and if you would like to be a part of this program and help make it better for everyone then please think about being a volunteer.
Sep 25, 2007 @ 10:04 pm
Use the salt! USE THE SALT!! THE SALT!!!"
by Roby Stahl
A mother was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her teenage son. Suddenly the boy bursts into the kitchen.
"Careful! CAREFUL! Put in some more butter!
Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once.
TOO MANY! Turn them!
TURN THEM NOW!
We need more butter.
Oh my! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER?
They're going to STICK!
Careful! ... CAREFUL!
I said be CAREFUL!
You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up!
Are you CRAZY?
Have you LOST your mind?
Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them.
Use the salt. USE THE SALT!! THE SALT!!!
The mother stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"
The son calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play soccer.