Ask Mark Crittenden how his busy life affects home life and he has a good line in response: "It keeps the marriage happy".
Crittenden has a routine that makes Tony Abbott look like a piker.
In winter he coaches Blacktown City FC in Football NSW's No.1 soccer competition.
In summer he coaches Parramatta in the Sydney grade cricket competition.
"It will be the third year, I'm used to it," he said.
So intense is it, the seasons overlap.
The cricketers start pre-season training while the soccer is in full swing, and the footballers while many a young sportsman's thoughts turn to cricket.
Crittenden said there could be no more excuses, no more descriptions of Parramatta potential this summer.
This was the season in which they had to bring home the bacon, score the centuries and win games.
Last season Parramatta finished 16th in first grade but sixth in the club championship.
They had been second-grade minor premiers and had won the Poidevin-Gray Shield, indicative of the young potential.
"There's enormous talent," he said of the first grade side. "We lost the close games, that's the difference between eighth and 16th. They're old enough if good enough but poor decisions have cost us.
"Ben Martin has returned from Manly and will strengthen the bowling, but batting's been the problem."
He said Mark Stretton would captain the firsts again and Poidevin-Gray stars Nick Bertus and leg spinner Shane Cassel could be expected to deliver on their potential.
"We haven't lost anyone, which must say something about how the club is going," he said. "The next four or five years should be profitable."
It says something about how cricket is going that along with everyone else, Parramatta had a fitness coach for the pre-season and retired representative players Mark O'Neill and Anthony Clark have been batting and bowling coaches. But then Crittenden said the intrusion of one-day and Twenty20 matches said something disturbing.
"I'm old school," he said.