Self-awareness and recovery is the theme for this age group. Their social development is complicated, to say the very least. The goal this year is to teach the girls to be self-aware, both on and off the field. They start to learn more advanced aspects of the game and how the little things that they do matter, both for the team and for their personal development. Pickoffs, squeeze plays, and journal entries find their way into the kids everyday lives.
There isn't a day that goes by that I don’t learn something new about these kids. Their lives are becoming more and more intricate and they start to make choices about where softball fits into their lives.
Alison and Christi have joined forces to take over this team. They are the right mix of crazy to take on a bunch of 8th graders in the most turbulent time in their social development. Their good cop bad cop routine is something to watch and they are excited to teach this crew "Diamond Ball" this year.