Last summer I came home and went to see a friend of mine while she was assistant coaching a girls AAU game. I played AAU a few years when I was in high school, but I always love getting the opportunity to watch young girls play because each year they get younger and each year they get so much better! Hard to believe I was a "cow on ice" up until my sophomore year in High School!
Anyway, at this game last summer I got the opportunity to meet one of my friends post players and her family. One thing led to another and I ended up coaching this little girl once a week throughout the summer, and I saw her improve SO MUCH in such little time! I was teaching her things that I am still learning out there on the court and she was soaking it all up like a sponge. I think I was as proud as her parents! This Christmas I sent her family a few things from Lucca, Italy, including one of my jerseys and once they received everything they showed me how appreciative they were. (Hopefully they dont mind me sharing.)
The first picture is my individual picture from my teams website, and the second one is a picture of my Mini me (I say mini, but she is almost my height) in the jersery that I sent her:
I love this!!
Now she is playing for her middle school team and her mom has sent me a few updates on how shes doing including highlights and I can that she learned alot this summer! And to top it off her younger brother who was always in the gym while we worked out has played in a few games, and all that time on the sidelines watching his sister workout has paid off for him as well. Looks like we might have to get Clint to coach him this summer on the other end of the court!
I am so glad I got the opportunity to help her out this summer and now I get to see her improve as she gets older!