There is quite a bit that I want to say, so please read thoroughly.
I am not quite sure that I can be as poetic as I would like, so I will just be brief.
I had thought about doing this as a video post, but I am not.
First: I want to coach a group of kids who want to believe in themselves and each other as a beautiful unit that as a group can come together to do something special. To do this we must all come to practice as much as possible to learn about and with each other.
If I did not want this then you do not want me to be a coach. If all I wanted was the bare minimum or good enough then you would not want me to be around.
My job and goal as I see it is to wonderfully challenge you every time you come.
I of course want perfect attendance and greatest effort every practice. Without that I am not as happy as I could be.
That said I have a small crew right now that is giving me that, and for that I honor you all.
Many more though are not giving me that wonderful all and it is effecting me, and I don’t like it.
Those that are not pulling their end of the bargain, please be prepared to talk with me and to possibly have to find a new something. I will not let a few sour apples, infect the few that are giving their best.
Also please remember the attendance ratios that I put out earlier in the year. I am taking attendance now and poor attendance will not allow you to race your bike. NO questions asked.
It is not fair to those that are putting in the great time, coaches, parents and riders all included.
I want to coach a group of youth who believe in the team, each other and themselves.
No goal is reached without sacrifice.
I will also be making travel changes as well.
As in the past, all phones will be handed in upon entering team vans. No exceptions. Please do not complain in any way about this. I also want to heavily encourage that all youth ride in team vans, unless exceptional circumstances.
I am done compromising on my values. They have not helped me create a group that respects the process more, so I will go back to, no compromise.
Tuesday: A– group Team ride
B– Group Team ride
C– Group A- mtn repeats
Wednesday– 3:45 A+ B — Group MTB ride
4:30pm MTB rides.
Yes MTB riding is very valuable to those not doing Valley. It helping greatly with pedal efficiency and random power exertion. There is a reason that Josh Berry of the Pro Jelly Belly team that is helping with the U23 team rides his mtb throughout the winter.
Thursday– Crit Practice
Saturday– Shoot Outs
7:15 old man
7:30 big boy
C team ride 7:30
All new middle school riders MTB 8am start
A+B teamers Mt Lemmon. 3x 10 low LT fun
A Huge reminder Team meeting on Sunday at 4pm. At the clubhouse. Please do not miss!