Tonight was one of my favorite nights of the entire school year. For our last basketball practice of the season, I set up a surprise scrimmage between them and some of their teachers and administrators. I invited all of their parents and they all kept the secret so well. When I started blasting music and the teachers ran into the gym, the look on the girls’ faces were priceless. We ended up tying and afterwards gave out our team awards. It was such a great way to end the season.
We played our 7th game of our basketball season this after noon. We didn’t win but the girls had a great time and played the best game of the season so far. This is such an awesome group to coach, because they just love playing the game. All of the teams we play against are full of girls for which basketball is life and play all year. My girls have worked so hard this year and get better every time we get on the court. I told them yesterday that we need to play our last few games with reckless abandon because we have nothing to lose and that’s what they did today. They went out, had a blast, and showed great improvement. That’s what it’s all about!
At basketball practice tonight the girls voted for team captains. The girls who got voted captain were so excited, but the best part is that all the girls who were not voted captains were equally as excited for those that had been voted for. Very cool to see that kind of team spirit.