Grab life by the balls


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 .


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