Starting in 2006, I asked for and received the chance to coach and captain several United States Bridge Federation (USBF) youth teams. I relished the opportunities and was proud of the way my teams played, although we never did manage a medal. I learned to let the players come to me. I also learned to listen without speaking, which I try to continue to this day with everyone who asks me questions about Bridge.
I've learned so much about bridge agreements and system over my 35+ years of bridge that I understand how conventions and agreements fit together quite well. I enjoy coaching partnerships on system and have accumulated many hands that aid me in helping players learn the strengths and weaknesses of different agreements and approaches to bridge.