Great Reminder For Parents As Kids Perform

There are some pieces of advice that you hear that stick with you. Maybe it comes from a conversation you had with someone or something thought-provoking you heard a speaker say or something you read. I was reminded today of a solid piece of parenting advice I read a while ago through a rather unlikely source – Timehop.

My Timehop today pointed back to a post on my blog from four years ago. When I saw it, I thought two things:

  1. I can’t believe that was four years ago
  2. That is still so true today.

If you are a parent who has a student involved in sports of any kind (or any performance activity), this is so helpful. Check out this advice from four years ago that will be of value for years to come.

I thought what Tim Elmore shared in a recent post was great advice for parents. He wrote about what parents should say as they watch their kids perform and it would be worth your time to read the whole post.

If you’ve been to sporting events, you probably have a long list of what parents shouldn’t say as they watch their kids. In the post, based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as they perform are:

Before the Competition:
1. Have fun.
2. Play hard.
3. I love you.

After the competition:
1. Did you have fun?
2. I’m proud of you.
3. I love you.

Then he shared six simple words that parents should say based on what they heard from college athletes: “I love to watch you play.” If we could keep that as the primary part of our vocabulary, it would free the students to perform and the parents to cheer.

Louisville WBB Schedule is Out

20130209-191655.jpgSome good news came out this week for Louisville Women’s Basketball (or at least for those of us who follow them). The full schedule came out a couple of days ago for the 2014-2015 season. This will be Louisville’s first season in the ACC and the competition will be tough every night. The schedule is below.

The Cardinal Sports Zone had an article on the schedule release and carried the following quote from Coach Walz: “The strength of this league from top to bottom is remarkable. We know we’re going to be tested every single night, and that’s only going to make us better as we prepare for postseason. I think our fans are in for a real treat with this schedule.”

You can view the schedule below.

In other related (and really good!) news, one of the top players in the class of 2015 committed to play ball for Louisville. Asia Durr, a guard from Georgia, picked Louisville over several other schools and joins a very strong class. She is ranked #1 or #2 by many services. She will come to Louisville with these three commits: Erin DeGrate, Taja Cole and Brianna Jones. You can read more at Inside The Ville and Prospects Nation.

Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
11/14/14 at IUPUI Indianapolis, Ind. TBA
11/16/14 vs. TENNESSEE-MARTIN KFC YUM! CENTER 2:00 p.m. ET
11/20/14 vs. BELMONT KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
11/23/14 vs. BALL STATE KFC YUM! CENTER 2:00 p.m. ET
11/25/14 vs. WESTERN KENTUCKY KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
11/28/14 vs. LAFAYETTE KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
11/30/14 at Valparaiso Valparaiso, Ind. TBA
ACC/BIG TEN CHALLENGE
12/04/14 vs. IOWA KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
12/07/14 vs. KENTUCKY KFC YUM! CENTER 2:00 p.m. ET
12/15/14 vs. OLD DOMINION KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
12/18/14 at Grand Canyon Phoenix, Ariz. TBA
12/21/14 at California Berkeley, Calif. TBA
12/29/14 vs. EVANSVILLE KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
01/02/15 vs. GEORGIA TECH # KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
01/04/15 at Pittsburgh # Pittsburgh, Pa. 2:00 p.m. ET
01/11/15 at Wake Forest # Winston-Salem, N.C. 2:00 p.m. ET
01/14/15 vs. NC STATE # KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
01/18/15 vs. VIRGINIA # TV KFC YUM! CENTER 3:00 p.m. ET
01/22/15 at Florida State # TV Tallahassee, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
01/25/15 vs. MIAMI (FLA.) # TV KFC YUM! CENTER 5:00 p.m. ET
01/29/15 vs. SYRACUSE # KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
02/02/15 at Duke # TV Durham, N.C. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/08/15 vs. PITTSBURGH # KFC YUM! CENTER 2:00 p.m. ET
02/12/15 at Clemson # Clemson, S.C. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/15/15 vs. NORTH CAROLINA # TV KFC YUM! CENTER 1:00 p.m. ET
02/19/15 at Virginia Tech # Blacksburg, Va. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/23/15 at Notre Dame # TV South Bend, Ind. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/26/15 vs. BOSTON COLLEGE # KFC YUM! CENTER 7:00 p.m. ET
03/01/15 at Virginia # TV Charlottesville, Va. 1:00 p.m. ET
ACC TOURNAMENT
03/04/15 TBD Greensboro, N.C. TBA
03/05/15 TBD Greensboro, N.C. TBA
03/06/15 TBD Greensboro, N.C. TBA
03/07/15 TBD Greensboro, N.C. TBA
03/08/15 TBD Greensboro, N.C. TBA

 

Big Game Tonight for Lady Falcons

massiefalcons Tonight is the first big test of the basketball season for the Clinton-Massie girls basketball team. They travel to Bellbrook to play the #4 ranked team in Div. 2. It will be a good opportunity to see where our team is and how they stack up against state ranked competition. Massie is ranked #6. Here’s cheering for a win!

Here’s the latest OGBR JJHuddle Girls Basketball Power Poll.

DIVISION II
1. West Holmes (3-0) beat Tri-Valley 58-22, beat Dover 85-24, beat Hathaway Brown 49-45. Previous: 3
2. Hathaway Brown (2-2) beat Pickerington North 58-52, lost Reynoldsburg 35-45, beat Akron Hoban 63-42, lost West Holmes 45-49. Previous: 1
3. Toledo Rogers (0-1) lost Canton McKinley 55-62. Previous: 2
4. *Bellbrook (2-0) beat Miamisburg 57-55 (ot), beat Franklin 66-18. Previous: 4
5. Clyde (4-0) beat Tiffin Columbian 71-23, beat Mohawk 78-35, beat Fremont St. Joseph 78-57, beat Margaretta. Previous: 5
6. *Clinton-Massie (2-0) beat Blanchester 69-21, beat Western Brown 69-44. Previous: 6
7. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s (2-1) lost Solon 51-59, beat Shaker Heights 47-35, beat Uniontown Lake 85-78 (4 ots). Previous: NR
8. *Bellevue (1-0) beat Mansfield Sr. 59-55. Previous: 9
9. Dayton Carroll (2-1) lost Reynoldsburg 41-55, beat Lakota East 44-40, beat Beavercreek 48-45. Previous: 10
10. *West Branch (1-0) beat Youngstown Ursuline 67-19. Previous: NR

AAU with the Angels

Syd is getting ready for another season of AAU.  This year she is playing with the Cincinnati Angels Basketball Club. From everything I have seen to this point, it is a quality organization.  They have had success on the basketball court as an organization and seek to instill values in their players.  They are a faith-based organization and I am excited that she has the opportunity to play with them.  I’m sure you will see more about the team as the season draws closer.  Tournaments will start next weekend and they will have a pretty full schedule.  Excited to see how they do as a team and how this experience helps them develop as players and young women.