Volleyball... when does the fun start?

posted by Jeff | Sunday, December 2, 2007, 9:46 PM | comments: 0

After the whole tryout fiasco, I feel like I can't get a break on this stuff. We practice three times a week, which strikes me as excessive, and I have to share the gym with 15's two of those days. That's pretty ridiculous for a national team, but whatever, I guess I just need to deal with it. The thing that concerns me more is the fact that they couldn't be much further away from where I live. I mean, we're talking almost a half hour away from work, and that's 40 minutes from my house!

I met the final team today, and they seem bright eyed and excited, though I'm concerned about the setting because those girls are not very outgoing (or tall). The truth is I don't recognize half of them because I didn't originally pick them. That was all post-tryout negotiation while I was in Orlando. It may be awhile before my mind is at ease.

All of this concerns me because this is supposed to be fun, and so far it's only been a pain in the ass. And of course, that makes me a little bitter about the whole Quicksilver breakup too because most of the time that was pretty easy.

I'm still trying to be optimistic because at the end of the day, it's supposed to be about the kids, and none of them strike me as lazy or satanic. :) Here's hoping things go OK these first two weeks.


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