Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A Good Start to the Day
Then she talked about wanting to get started working on her game. When were we going to start weights? When were we going to start open gyms? Could we bring in people to play against? What drills would help?
"Rainee it is 7:30 in the morning, you have too much energy for me. You need a break from basketball."
"Ya, you are probably right, if I didn't take a break, I would probably end up being sick of you." (Thanks Rainee!)
I appreciate her energy and appreciate the motivation she expressed. But I really appreciated being able to talk with someone this morning who had the ability to make me smile. Thanks- Rainee. It will be awhile. Once we get started again I hope Rainee and the others have the same enthusiasm that she expressed this morning.
Good teams always seem to exceed people's expecations. The "total of the team" surpasses the "sum of the parts." Good teams have intangibles, good teams have a chemistry that is tough to see. Rainee is a good example of our team's "intangibles." Rainee was never our leading scorer or our leading rebounder, but could we have made the Elite 8 without her? Nope. Rainee brought an energy and enthusiasm that helped define our team. Champions are never lukewarm.
And I would dare say that there are about 16 other stories of players who each made unique contributions to our team chemistry and success.
Posted by Massey Basketball