Thursday, December 23, 2004

Blog Entry

Ahh, Christmas vacation.

It's nice to take a break. Basketball season gets intense.

Had a nice visit with Woodbine's coach the other night. I should look into going to the coachs' conference this Spring because it was good to swap stories with a collegue.

Varsity goals for the rest of the season:

  • Getting Randi & Kelli up in Preps at games.
  • Teaching Randi, Kelli, Moe, & Aleigh how to catch a basket toss
  • Having each cheerleader bring & teach a new chant from an outside source

Junior High notes:

Seventh graders Kensie and Megan seem to learn quick and are pretty faithful about coming to practice. Nicole has promise, but she's been sick and had transportation issues. I wish that Kassie would hurry up and get off the ineligible list. Krystal needs to do that too, and get a Doctor's Okay. Billie needs to get well and get over her fear of crowds. Jessica is a wild card- she wants to play basketball too. She has an awesome natural voice for cheer. Loud and low pitched. She's got a huge presense too, but I have to remember she's just a little seventh grader- they are all notoriously fickle. We'll see what happens. Bethany is our rock. Mind you, she's still a hyper eighth-grader and she needs to have more patience to teach and lead, but she's still full of talent and potential. For her sake I want her family to move so they can live with her Dad on his military base, but for our sake, we need her for our program.

Speaking of which, I have got quite a few interested in coming out for Varsity next year, mostly Sophomores. I don't know if it would be better to have tryouts right after Basketball & before Track or wiat till the end of the year. If I knew I could get my Seniors to invest time to teach the new squad what they know, I'd definitely go that route- but we'll see.

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