THIS weekend promises to be a busy one for Port Macquarie's Lorger family, but they wouldn't have it any other way.
Warren and eldest son Cooper will lead their charge with the Makos under-14 boys at the NSW Junior State Cup which starts on Friday.
Wife Amanda will manage the under-10 girls side which daughter Indy is a part of.
If he could, youngest son Tasman would have a run too, but the Makos haven't fielded a side in the under-eight division.
And make no mistake, there could be some interesting topics discussed around the dinner table next week.
"Being the coach of the 14s boys, if I can get bragging rights and get more wins than Amanda's team it's a good conversation over the dinner table," Warren said.
"The kids are competitive, especially the older one (Cooper) in terms of what's happening on the field.
"At home, though, it's all pretty mellow, we get along, we enjoy being able to watch each other play and hope everyone can get a win or two on the board."
Being February 14 and Valentine's Day, it seems fitting the family will spend the day at Tuffins Lane - they've spent a lot of time there over the years.
A favourable draw means they can do that together.
"We had this conversation the other day," Mr Lorger said.
"We love each other as a family and love the sport of touch so we get to spend the day doing things we love.
"Fortunately, we'll both get the opportunity to watch all the kids play so the draw has worked out perfectly."
The coach believes his under-14 side are well prepared to progress deep into the tournament.
"They've trained really well and I think they've got all the tools to make it through to the knockout stage on Sunday," he said.
"It's just what they do on that day as to whether they can go well and truly into Sunday."
They are stronger and faster than last year and a top four finish appears a realistic goal.
"They're learning the technical side of the game," the coach said.
"I've coached them this year not as kids, but as adults to try and understand things a bit more and they're getting it.
"They'll give it a real good crack."
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