Our town has a soccer league that DS (almost 6) has been a part of for the last 3 seasons. His team has had the same core group of players, and one of the dads (huge soccer fan) has always been the coach. But last season he started having health/pain problems, so his wife and high school-age son would take over practice or games as needed.
Coach's pain problems have been getting worse and it's uncertain how much he'll be able to coach this upcoming season.
Okay, so DH has a friend he works with who was HUGE into soccer when he was younger. DH wants to ask him if he'd be willing to coach DS's soccer team. He's mid-20s, just married, and no kids of his own yet. Now *I* personally think that's a pretty big imposition to ask of someone (soccer practice twice a week, game Saturday mornings). DH honestly thinks it will be fun for him and doesn't see the problem.
So how does it work where you are? Are parents always the coaches at this young age of players?