I texted the coach beforehand and he said that it was on for today. Well, he didn't show up, but the guys did. They were all standing there with the net out and waiting for me. In all, 10 guys and most of the usuals. It was a good sign that these guys are actually into it and not just playing because it's class time.
|nothing special here. Just looks like he broke his ankle. Don't|
worry, it was just the wind hitting his pants.
Here is a bit of video evidence of the progress being made:
Things worth noting:
1. Notice the battling. These guys have heart. That's 90% of it right there. Add 10% skill, 15% size and 12% math and we'll have a real superstar or two on our hands any day now.
2. Nice use of behind the net. It took them a while to get comfortable with going around the back of the net. They have soccer brains, so I need to weed it out of them slowly.
3. As I mentioned above, everything about the goalie needs to be worked on.
The equipment is holding up well, though I need to tweak the pad straps because they loosen too easily. The sticks work, but they look like junk. The net is droopy, but nobody really knows enough to care so I'm okay with it.
In all, a fun afternoon. I got some exercise and I got to work on my Chinese. That's not a bad way to spend a Tuesday.
|To the left is an office building. To the right is a giant stadium that |
they don't really use that much. In the foreground is where
the magic happens... hockey.