According to fictional movie character Patches O’Houlihan “If you want dodgeball victory you gotta grab it by its haunches and hump it into submission, that’s the only way!”
In Barrie I decided it was my time to start grabbing. I made a promise to myself that THIS season I am going to improve enough to compete next year at Nationals. I needed those first to seasons, I need 1 to really understand the rules of Canadian Dodgeball Association style and then I needed a second to season to figure out WHAT kind of presence I want to be on the court. Now in season three…. it’s time to start working on the skills.
I am never going to be a top tier player but that doesn’t mean I should sit back and be complacent so I am taking the bull by the horns and I am going to PUSH myself this season. I am going to take advice from everyone who will give it to me. I am going to play in tournaments, I am going to try new things. I am going to practice outside of the hour and a half I play each week. I have a PLAN! And tonight I saw the spark of that plan start to take hold. I listened to my friend Joey when he was trying to correct my throw. I listened to my teammates when they were telling me what they needed from me (except that one time, sorry again George!) and I was putting myself out there. Sure I made plenty of mistakes but I was IN the game and I was really proud of how I played. I had some solid moves and dudes… I jumped…. TWICE. I don’t have a little body, jumping isn’t something that comes natural to me be I just DID IT. I don’t need to be the best I just need to be the best I can be .