I hung up my whistle and swore off coaching a couple of years ago (nothing bad happened- was just time to move on), but my neighbor begged and pleaded and somehow convinced me to coach again. The "season" only goes through July, it is 2 nights/week for 1 hour each time, and it is rec league. This translates to a relaxed and fun atmosphere, no long bus trips traveling to games, and much less intense parents. One of my players from my days of coaching the Freshman team is a coach of one of the other teams, so I feel like it has gone full circle.
I had to dig my field hockey stick out of my parents basement, but I found it!