3/28/08

Yesterday

Every once in awhile there are days when a workout clicks. Yesterday was one of those days with Venice volleyball. It was the last workout before spring break, it was one of those chamber of commerce Florida spring days with a high blue sky in our weight room without walls (AKA – the Parking Lot). This group of young athletes gets it and yesterday it really clicked. We are nearing the end of a training phase and six of the young ladies are into their second year of training. The concentration and energy was above the norm which is already high. The baseball coach came over to see part of the workout because his assistant had told him how impressed he was with the kids. He was equally impressed. If you came and watched the workout you would see organized chaos, but if you observe closely you will see great quality, teamwork, communication among the athletes and a buy in to a work ethic that creates an atmosphere were champions are inevitable. I think a lot of it traces back to the coach Brian Wheatley who sets a high level of expectation and does not compromise his core beliefs. I am so lucky to be working with these kids, they are very special. I do not know if they will win a championship next year, but they are giving themselves a good opportunity, regardless they are already champs in my book.

4 Comments:

At 3/29/08, 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an awesome post..amen brother...it is all about the journey!! I do not know if you will be able to get on this thread but i couldn't help but read it and wonder what would vern think of this... I hope you can can as I know it will get your blood flowing..if not I will cut and copy the content and get it to you

http://coachdos.activeboard.com/index.spark?forumID=112122&p=3&topicID=16249908

adam

 
At 3/29/08, 11:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not only about the journey, it is also about results and this 'organized chaos' makes no sense. These are just smart words used by coaches who just look to market themselves. Most of the statements vern makes are very arbitrary. While it makes nice reading its just not practical.

 
At 4/2/08, 2:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous

You obviously don't read much of this blog - I read it because it's grounded in practice and real-world application.

Rob Miles

 
At 4/8/08, 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Rob Miles,

Stop spending too much reading the blog and get some real word experience.

Anonymous

 

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