Congratulations to this week’s Team Mom, Shamera Daugherty from West Linn, Oregon.
Hitting the fields weekly with her son Drew, #22, and his West Linn 12U Short All Stars, Daugherty is always one step ahead of the team’s busy schedule. And with 23 games already logged, and a hard-fought 13-10 record, Daugherty is helping the boys gear up for the Oregon State tournament kicking off this weekend. And if things fall into place, Daugherty and the team hope to make an appearance at Regionals, beginning July 28th (Good Luck!) .
While she may be prepping for her son’s state tournament on top of scheduling practices and of course, the always popular end of the year party and recognition program, Daugherty also makes time to root for her daughter Brooke, also an active athlete. Though you’ll find our team mom on the basketball court, soccer filed or at the pool when she’s cheering on Brooke.
Daugherty certainly has her hands full, managing her family’s schedule and helping other team parents stay engaged. That’s why her previously novice status as a team mom quickly elevated to expert. She knows how much all her hard work means to her kids, players and parents and coaches - and that’s what drives her to do the best possible job.
Daugherty wrote, “I could not be a good team mom without dedicated team parents!”
What would a youth sports experience be without a group of enthusiastic family members giving their all from behind the fence or in Daugherty’s the dugout? Experiencing unexpected moments of glory or tears of disappoint is part of the journey. But of course, those “lift-you-out-of-your-seat moments” are what Daugherty lives for. She wouldn’t want to be anywhere else when a home run gets knocked out of the park, or when a player sets a personal best.
Even during a normal game day, when nothing out of the ordinary happens, she fills with joy watching the kids run off the field after a tough game, all smile as they devour the tasty snacks she has waiting for them.
You’re probably wondering what Daugherty does during her down time, if she has any. Well, she loves going on walks, working out at the gym and going on family trips - even when they’re sports related.
Shamera Daugherty’s Helpful Tips for Fellow Team Moms:
Take charge. Every team needs a parent to help organize and plan.
Let everyone contribute. Most parents like to help out and feel included in team activities, even if it’s a minor role.