Throughout the season, you eleven girls rocked my world. I hope you remember:
1. You are the only person in charge of your attitude. Life can be unfair and cruel, and you will most likely be handed situations in life that you don’t deserve. No coach or future employer has the power to change your effort or your attitude; only you have that power.
2. I will never listen to “Watch Me Whip” or “Lip Gloss” the same. These freshmen had the sickest dance moves, and even though you made me laugh when I shouldn’t have been and made me loose my train of thought countless times.. The joy you bring to life is contagious.
3. Waking up at 4:43 is worth it. Is it hard? Yes. Does it take multiple alarms? Yes. But it teaches you to fight for what you want in life. Wake up early. Push yourself. You’ll never know what you can do in life until you decide to wake up and go for it.
5. Life really is about the little things. Little corrections can go a long way, good athletes are made into great athletes because they take the time to focus on the smallest details. Discipline never goes unnoticed.
6. The education process gives me goosebumps. You girls transformed from middle schoolers to high school athletes. Seeing the moment that a new skill clicks or a major lightbulb moment takes place rocks my world. You girls inspire me.
8. Building virtue is the true purpose of playing sports. In the long run, high school athletics is not going to be the highlight of your life, BUT they can help you prepare for life. We play sports because we want to drill our bodies to know virtue and discipline. JPII said it best by saying, "“Sport trains body and spirit for perseverance, effort, courage, balance, sacrifice, honesty, friendship and collaboration.”