Thursday, October 16, 2014

District Champs!!!

We have clinched district champs... and I would be lying if I said it didn't feel good, like, real good. 

This post kept getting pushed back, but it's finally appearing on our next game day. Last Thrusday, we beat an undefeated team. My new athletic director was in the gym watching, and it was some insane 8th grade volleyball. 

The first games my girls came out strong. They were hitting their spots, killing the ball, and taking the team out of their game. Until they kicked it back into gear. They tied the 1st game at 20-20. Then my girls got down 21-23. I called a time out and we talked about winning NOW. My game note to them talked about winning NOW except NOW means Never Out Worked. And all of a sudden it was 23-23, 24-24 and my girls kept fighting. And then they pulled it out!! We won 27-25!! And I jumped up and down like I was an 8th grade girl myself. 

While we switched sides, I heard the other team say, "Let's tear their necks apart." Hmm.. interesting. I pondered it for about 0.4 seconds before telling my girls what I heard them say. And WOW that fired my girls up. They came out like angry beasts and put a beating on the top team. 25-14. 

We won and we clinched district champs. It was a really good night. 

I got home, checked all of my social medias and found this. And I was reminded why I do this crazy job of coaching hormonal 8th grade girls. Because every now and then they leave the drama behind, and you can see into the effect you have on their lives. 


  1. Woohoo!!! Yay!! Congrats to you and your girls!!! :-)

    1. Thank you very, very much!!! They are so excited!!!