I have never loved the moments before the party when you are waiting for guests to arrive.
Glancing out the window. Last minute details.
This week was no different.
The invites went out.
The deal is...
We had no clue.
All month we have prepped and prepared.
The teams are playing well and peaking for the final tournament of the season.
Tryout numbers printed-Great work on that-
Need to be better. Need to be sharp. Need to be different.
"Even your tryout numbers look awesome."
I love this.
Will the guests come to the party?
They are welcomed. They are wanted. We are ready.
When you start something at the #grassroots level and people believe in a concept and a dream...
Powerful. It makes my heart burst.
A core group of people that believe. That is what you need.
You need strong roots. The club has that.
A group of people that set the field up.
Mow the field.
Line the field.
Set the flags out & benches for game day.
It is the #EliteVillage
There are many moments on the field when you know that the athlete is progressing.
As coaches we can measure success different ways.
We see it.
We know who trains on their own. Who puts in the extra effort.
Who has a busy week and could not get the extra touches in. These little athletes are an open book.
It is so exciting to be part of their lives.
Ohhh we don't like tryouts.
So-we train instead.
We talk about the importance of the crest.
Stepping on the field for this club means something different.
Leaders in the classroom.
Leaders in the community.
Kindness to each other.
The crest on your shirt will mean something here.
Yes. Yes, it does.
If you build it...
They will come to the party to play.
See you next week.