Sunday, March 20, 2011

Volleyball Tournament 1 of 2

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of sitting in a gym from 2 p.m. to almost 8 p.m. watching our oldest daughter play in a number of games as part of a club volleyball tournament.  They didn't do so well, in fact they lost all their games.  Bummer, but they are starting to play better as a team.  One thing we parents notice with the teams that we go up against is that you can tell the girls have been together for a while, sometimes it's as if they know what the girl on the other side of the court is going to do before she does it.  That's something that our girls are missing this season, but will come in time.  They have the skill, we just need a little improvement on the teamwork. 

While the big girls were on the court, the little girls made great use of an empty court next to us.  There were three little sisters there with our team and I think they made some new friends for the day.

They got smart and moved for a while after a stray ball headed straight to them at a pretty good speed!

I'm hoping that the girls can have fun today and do much better as a team.  I could care less if we win, but more importantly want them to play to their potential and just have a great time doing what they enjoy doing.  After all, what parent wants to spend 6 hours in a gym looking at their grumpy daughter!

Enjoy your day!


  1. I love team sports. Your post brings me back to my years in school/uni many years ago...

  2. Mandy you are such a good person, and an even better Mom. I enjoyed reading your blog. I agree with your views on the girls and their tournament but never would have been able to word it to perfection the way you did. I'll have to follow your blogs....if I can figure out how I ran across it in the first place. lol. Have a great week.

  3. That is so great and you are super parents. I remember spending hours on the soccer fields with the 2 boys but it doesn't compare to your marathon. I am sure the kids appreciated it.