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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Daily Dozen for Leader

1. Be the hardest worker at practice today. Without fail, one of the quickest ways to impact a team is with your own work ethic. Choose to be one of the hardest workers on your team today. Not only does it set the tone for the work ethic of your program, it is also one of the best and quickest ways to enhance your leadership credibility with your teammates and coaches.

2. Be a spark of energy and enthusiasm today. Let your passion for the sport shine through today. Spread a contagious energy and enthusiasm amongst your teammates. Think about how lucky you are to be able to play and compete. Remember back to when you were a young child and reconnect with the joy you played with back then. Make your sport fun again for yourself and your teammates.

Great Off-Season Workout

In off-season, it is easy for a player to say they are going to workout starting "tomorrow." It is easy to say that you don't have the equipment or you don't have the time to do a workout. 

Here is a workout that can be done at home and will take only 18 minutes. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Silent Auction- Wednesday

Streaks will be having our Silent Auction at BWW on this Wednesday. The Moms have done a really nice job getting items for the auction. If you bring a coupon from our flyer, we will get 10% on all your food purchases.

Food from 4:00-9:00pm.

Fist Auction ends at 6:45pm.

Second Auction ends at 7:30pm.

There will be a 50/50 drawing as well.

Just a few of the items in the auction--
Streaks Gear
GHS All-Sports Passes
Homemade goodies
Car Detailing from Nissan
Oil Change from Yemm's
Sears- Kenmore Buffet
Office Specialist- Office Chair
Illini Football Tickets
Cubs Tickets
White Sox Tickets
Ray Mendez- Player poster
Merle Norman- Facial
YMCA- 3 month membership
Dave's Auto Body- Car Detail
Letter Jacket- Breedlove's
Snow Plowing- Eric Lieber
.... and much more.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

10 Skills Teens Need

1. Basic cooking skills. Make sure your child can prepare a few simple, healthy, economical dishes and understands how the high cost of dining out can destroy a budget and a waistline.
2. Budgeting and money management skills. Make sure your child knows how to live within a budget, and understands the pitfalls of using credit irresponsibly.
3. Personal healthcare knowledge. Ensure that your child knows how to self-diagnose simple illnesses, knows how to check his or her own temperature, and knows which over-the-counter medications to take for which symptoms.
4. Good social skills and manners. Knowing how to carry on a conversation with adults will help your child with college instructors and potential employers. Basic manners, such as saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ will help your child make a good first impression with new acquaintances.

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we need to remember all of the soldiers gave up their dreams for us. These are the words of William Allen, GHS faculty member killed in WW2. He wrote this after finding a friend killed in action in April of 1945:

“I shall never forget late one afternoon when I discovered dead near his gun position the man whom I respected above all others as a soldier. I calmly reported the fact and got a good night’s sleep. It was not until several days later that his body slouched in his hole began to haunt me and I realized that I had lost my friend. He was every muscle a hero, and he should have died a hero’s death as he stormed an enemy emplacement.”

“He had displayed his ability and his guts often enough before. But he was far behind the lines when the artillery shell with his number on it landed in his hole. That’s another shocking thing about this war- a hero, contrary to fiction and Hollywood, seldom dies a hero’s death. It’s just an unlucky hit which gets him when he doesn’t even have a chance to fight back.”

William Allen was killed a little over a month later when his jeep ran over an Allied land mine designed to protect U.S. troops.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Boydstun 6th Place

Streaks guard, Kailyn Boydstun advanced to the finals of the 4x200 relay at the State Track Meet. Her relay team finished in 6th place! Congratulations!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Five Ways to Improve

This is from Mano Watsa from PGC Basketball...

Like most people, a lot of basketball players are looking for that one thing that will create an immediate impact for themselves and their team. Let’s take a look at five things any player can do to gain immediate improvement:

1. Take Higher Percentage Shots
All basketball coaches love having a good shooter on their team. The way to instantly improve your shooting percentage is to eliminate shots that are difficult to make. If that seems simple, it is. It’s amazing how an athlete can appear to be a good (or better) shooter when they stop taking shots they don’t make very often.
To evaluate your shot, ask yourself these three key questions:
1. Was your shot on balance?
2. Was your shot within range?
3. Was your shot in rhythm?
If the answer is ‘no’ to any of these questions, you have attempted a shot that will make you a less efficient shooter. In addition, the shots you are taking will cause your teammates and coach to lose confidence in you. Earn your coach and teammate’s trust through your shot selection.
It’s been said that it doesn’t matter how beautiful a swing a baseball player has. If he always swing at bad pitches, his batting average will be embarrassingly low. The same applies in basketball. It doesn’t matter how sweet your stroke looks if you constantly shoot poor shots. Eliminating poor shots during a game can increase your shooting percentage significantly. Good coaches love that.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Recovery Shakes

Science is showing the importance of getting protein into the athlete after they work out. This helps not only with muscle recovery but in helping to build strength. Here are some recipes that sound interesting.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Shooting School & Academy

Our Shooting School and our Spring Academy are off to a great start. We have over 80 girls involved in the two programs. It is exciting to see young players working to develop their skills.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Where Championships Are Won

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
Muhammad Ali

Monday, April 7, 2014


"You'll forget wins and losses.  You'll forget stats and half-time talks. But you'll NEVER forget your teammates." (Zach Bohannon)