Monday, September 21, 2015

A New Sport!

This year Maddy decided to spread her wings, expand her vision
and try a new sport -- claiming a spot on the
8th Grade Girls Volleyball team!

Practices started in early August and games just started last week!
It's really the first time she's been involved in a team sport.
Her other athletic endeavors have been individual sports -- 
tumbling, cheer, tennis -- that type of thing.

All photos credited to Volleyball team Photographer/Mom - Cathy Bender

Volleyball has been great!  She's really enjoyed it, learned a lot
and loves the team experience!
It's a relatively short season -- with only 8 matches
over four weeks.  They play on Monday and Tuesday nights
either at their home gym or another Catholic school gym.
Practices continue on every Wednesday and Sunday.

Maddy is No. 5
I never realized volleyball could be so exciting at
the 8th grade level!

Their first match last Monday was a close one, but they lost.
The match on Tuesday was a real nail-biter and
every point won by the Eagles (Maddy's team) was
matched by the other team.
Until . . . 
the very end when the Eagles took over and won!

The girls are so sweet and supportive even when some points are lost,
serves are out and returns are missed.

Love watching my girl learning a new sport! 


Billie Jo said...

How exciting!
Good luck to your girl and enjoy every moment! : )
Happy Fall!!!!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

So glad that she is enjoying volleyball! Playing a team sport is so different from an individual sport. Bump, Set, Spike!!!

Laurie said...

Yeah!!! Happy to hear she's loving her new sport- it's fun being on a team, right? :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

What fun for Maddy. I bet it's really exciting to watch those girls. Maddy is looking so very very grownup. Such a beautiful young lady. Time to change your blog header, Janet! Smile.

Jodee said...

So proud of Maddy for trying out a new sport! Kamree really enjoys volleyball too!