September 14th, 2015 | Uncategorized
After all the training we did up north–preparing to work with youths and safeguarding children–you could imagine my surprise when I walked into the gym last Monday to find a set of ladies my age and above. My first thought? I guess space invaders is a no-go…But Joe had given me some advice on the ride over, “Run them and they’ll love you for it”. DEFINITELY NOT what I ever want to hear at practice but I took the idea and ran with it, no pun intended. I threw transition drill after transition drill at them and even finished with a 15 minute game, halftime and all. We finished with a nice cool down stretch and called it a night. I never imagined myself coaching teens let alone adults but I think it’s fair to say we all enjoyed ourselves and look forward to the upcoming season. The entire night was an eye opening experience and it was a good reminder that it’s not age that matters; it’s about who’s best for the job.
Victory Scholar: Marritta Gillcrease
Present University: NUI Galway
US League: MAAC
Club/Community Partner: Galway Titans
Alma Mater: Rider University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland