I signed Tori up to play in a Jr. Jazz basketball league this year. Austin is all the time trying to get the girls to go outside and shoot and dribble, but that does not hold their interest as long as he thinks it should. I thought playing on a team might help her see how fun basketball can be. I think that it worked!
Before the game Tori was so nervous she couldn't eat her lunch. but she was also so excited about it that she couldn't stop talking about her "1st Jr. Jazz game!" There are 9 players on her team so they have to rotate. Tori did not start, later she told me she was glad, but when she did go in she didn't touch the ball, not once. I just wanted to go out there and help her and encourage her. But I could not, I am just a mom.
Well, when she went back in the game, in the fourth quarter, they passed her the ball, she got to dribble, then the ref had her go to the hoop, and then there was no stopping her!! All the sudden she went after rebounds, got open for passes (instead of standing behind the guy guarding her) she took lots of shots in the last couple of minutes, and had a BLAST!!!
Seriously, she has not stopped talking about how fun basketball is. As soon as we got home from the game, she wanted to get all our neighbor kids together and play basketball, none were home dang it!!
When Austin got off work today, the first thing Tori said was, "Dad don't you love Saturday? " He said," It's Sunday." "I know, I just love Saturday because I get to play basketball!! "
How stinkin' cute is that!
I tried and tried to post a video, but it won't let me. If anyone knows and hints let me know!