I know it seems like I’ve said “this is the end” like forty-two times, but you’ve got to admit, this volleyball journey has taken us on a ride!
From thinking she was done after high school season to thinking she was done after club season to deciding to play in college, it’s been a journey for this volleyball girl of ours.
So it was sweet that her coach wanted to do a little informal “signing ceremony” for her with the whole volleyball program in attendance.
A kid from the boys volleyball team was signing for a different college at the same time so it was fun to gather together to commemorate all this hard work.
The coach talked about teamwork and said such nice things about this girl.
I’ve mentioned over and over again how incredible all these coaches are.
Believing in Claire from the start, starting with Coach Jordan who has now moved on (miss you Coach Jordan!), on to Coach Tait who has now taken the lead along with Coach Grover who leads the boys and assists with the girls:
That volleyball program is a dream, and Claire has been lucky enough to be a part of it.
Sometimes I stop and wonder about the ripple effects of good teachers and coaches.
I mean, I’m no sports girl, (sadly no coordination to go with this height), but I still to this day remember some of the things teachers taught me in high school.
Those things that helped build a foundation in so many ways.
I just hope that sometimes, in the middle of the tough stuff, that those exceptional teachers and coaches will feel a portion of the gratitude from those moms who are so dang grateful for the boosts they give their kids.
That’s how I feel about these awesome coaches.
And lucky them too, because I know, totally biased, but I think she was a pretty fun girl to have on the team:)