Locations are subject to change the night before the tournament.
Shasta / U-prep High School
Pleasant Valley High School
Foothill High School
Douglass Middle School South Gym
@ 4:40 PM: Please arrive 10 minutes prior
Red Bluff High School
Shasta / U-prep High School
I will try to do a recap after each tourney to go over the day as a whole. We began our club season a little over a month ago. It has been hard to find a rhythm with the holidays and players missing practice but we are doing the best we can.
Our first tourney was not good on the win / loss side of things. But from a coach to player aspect it was a good experience. I have not coached any of these players so I didn’t have unreachable expectations. These players are well aware after this first tourney as to what will be and is expected of them.
I do believe we had some good play happening, we managed to stay competitive in the first set of each match we played. But once we lost that first set, things went down hill. That tells me two things......we need to become more mentally strong and we need to give more effort physically!
Mental toughness is one of the biggest factors that can determine the outcome of games. Mental toughness is in fact a learned trait that can be taught to anyone and we will begin focusing on believing in ourselves and each other.
In order to succeed physically we must be motivated to do what it takes to maximize our ability and achieve our goals. To perform our best, we must be willing to maintain our efforts until we have achieved our goals.
This will be a season of growth and I do indeed look forward to seeing that happen week by week!
Until Next Time,
“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.”
– Liane Cardes
It was a very cold day in Redding weather wise, but our girls always know how to warm things up with their bright smiles!
We made some changes in our rotation based on what our future positions will be. We decided to focus on all around growth instead of a Win.
Baby steps seem to be what this team takes.
Last tourney we didn’t come close to winning a set let alone match but this weekend we WON our first set and had some good communication happening. We struggled at time with passing. But no matter the obstacles we face as a team we face them with a smile! For example Grecia blocked her first ball as soon as she came down she started dancing at the net for a couple seconds, and had us all laughing!
Jayli did a great job all the way around. She did good communicating with her teammates. And did a good job in the back row after serving.
In the set we won, Callie brought us back from 14-20 to 20-20 with great services and back row defense.
Alison and I are happy with the baby steps we are making as a team. We will continue to push and try to pull the best out of these young ladies. They have it within them to be fierce! We just need to find away to bring that out. Until next time!
“The struggle your in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow, don’t give up”