The first day is always weird for everyone; new faces, new challenges, and many other unknowns. Parents, players, and coaches all feel it in the beginning. But it all ends up working itself out. Players get to know each other, parents get more comfortable with the routine, and coaches gain a better understanding of the team’s strengths and weaknesses.
Once the stress and pressure of the first practice is over there are a few days of relief, then the focus moves towards anticipation of the first game.
It’s all part of the process we enjoy so much.