I hear what your saying. I've also helped with rides, hahded down soccer cleats etc. It's unfortunate you weren't shown appreciation from the family/player. It's a much easier pill to swallow when your are least given a 'thank you'. Every situation is unique. It's just easy to generalize on a few experiences. I'm not coaching this year and have noticed lots of time on my hands. I think I'll make more money working this year but it was also a labour of love.