WOOOO Week 2!!!........... Volleyball and Golf!!..

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Monday, July 19, 2010

.......... this week we didnt have to do a proper dummie runs because i have been placed at the same camp as i was last week but ill b working solo coaching VOLLEYBALLLLLL!!!!!! woop woop!!.......... and in the evening im in a different location coaching GOLFFFFFFF!!  o dear lol gd job im nt solol on that camp haha....but ive had enough training to coach it well :)........


...... 19th July......
... so again i wake up and get ready for first day of camp :D!! i get in the car and drive to my location but i arrive over an hour early but i dnt need to set up as the volleyball nets are set up permanent on the beach so im stood for ages doing absolutly nothing!!!!..... :(.......


.........finaly my kids arrive and i begin to get t knw them and we start our warm up activity wen suddenly a black strip of cloud quickly moves across the sky and we start to hear thunder......... but i carried on playing thinking its nt guna hit...... then it starts spitting but i still stay out on court hoping it will stop........ then 15 min in hell breaks loose adnd thunder, lightning, heeavy rain.......... the lightning is hitting boats, tree n building around so i rush to get all kids inside the lifegaurd station and i called parents to cancel it!!!........ so got the morning off....... so rang the coach who takes the car frm my location in the morning to another camp to cum bk and pick me up!!....... nearly an hour later im still waiting but my phones dead so cnt find out where he is......... im jus thinking that its because one of his kids parents aint turned up so i wait........ next thing i see my boss driving across the car park in his mustang and im thinking!!!! .......... WTFFFFFF....... he gets out and says sorry he is late but he has just written off the car at the entrance to the beach so now weve got to go into new york about 45 min drive away and ive got to pick up a new car........... so we leave my fellow coach on the beach with all the equipment out of the crashed car reading his tickets worth $250 for driving with a UK driving licence and at the speed limit, yes that is correct!! aparently u cnt drive the stated speed in rain lol and the cop was unsure bout UK licence and international licence so he gave him a ticket.. but i tink wen he apeals court will jus let him off lol, sooooooo all this whilst i travel in the mustang to pick up our new car............ wen i arrived i was shocked to see that weve ended up with a hyundai accent thing in baby blue but to add insult its a manual not automatic........... so my boss drops me off and sez now drive to pick him up and get to you camp later on!!!!........

......... i was thinking what a way to start a week of camp i cant wait to see what the rest of the week is goin to be like but i still had my golf camp to turn up to and this was great because it much more chilled out and easier to coach and you can realy see the development in the kids who start off using it like a baseball bat to swing at the ball and attempt to use it as a golf club..... hopefully the will get sum good hits by the end of the week!!

.......... 20th July.........
......... so second day of camp but i havent even done any coaching yet, so i get up thinking about if i will get a chance to coach or if the weather is goin to be bad again......


........ luckily the weather held up and i got my first full day of coaching volleyball, i wish i could say that it went well but for sum reason people jus could get it into there heads to stop hiting it randomly so it jus flies everywhere..and also my group is 2 boy and 12 girls which can be stressful ahhahaha.... but i thought ive deffo got a challange on my hands and im determind to make my guys into players that can get a proper game playeed by the end of the week....... its guna be tough but i think i can do it.........

......... but overall the second day went well and the golfers were developing realy fast!! good technique and also get good shots from the balls.........

.......... 21st July.............
 ........... third day!! ready to rock again at volleyball but get told about severe weather warning in the area but i brush it off and hope it wont happen til ive finished all my camps for the day..... i arrive again at camp wayyyyyyyyy to early with nothing to do or set up lol but i jus decide to practice my own volleyball skills cos i havent played in afew years!! i managed to perfect my serve bk up to a gd standard!! so proved not to be a waste afteral lol!!....

......... so my kids arived (well i call em kids 1 is nearly as big as me and all other aint tiny either hahah) and we got straight into playing some volleyball because if they aint practicing in game situation then they aint guna improve and slowly they are starting to pick it up and get to grips with the game!! :D so im a happy coach at the moment!!!......... also the golfers in the evening are amazing!!!! all lil tiger woods hahah but near the end of our golf camp the weather turn by having realy hig winds but we didnt think owt of it then a parnet rocks up sayin they taking their child.... n bout 2 min later lightnin hits the trees around us ............. i never bin so afraid in my lie!!! i jumped out my skin so we packed up ASAP n jumped in the car n then it hit the field we was just on so i shot off like jenson button n a mile down the road my passanger sed he left the phone on the roof..... so i had to turn round and head bk but im expecting it to be all smashed up on the road or dead in a puddle of water but we found it in the gutter and it was still working!!! shock but later after we turned it off............ it didnt wana turn on haha!! my my fellow coach is having a knightmare of a week because he has written off a car, got $250 dollars worth of fines which will lead to court and now broken a fone lol!! hahaha gd times lol wheyyyyyyyyy........ 

....... 22nd July..........
..... so the penultimate day of volleyball camp is here!!! but wen i arrive to camp i have a knghtmare because all the rain through the night has flooded the volleyball court.... so they are nw swimming pools but i hoped that the heat will soon dry it out so i can play on em later......... so i had to adapt quick and move onto the field but it had been infested by geese :S so i had to chase them away which took 45 min and it was tiring :(........... after that i set up my area n realised it was full of geese poo... so i spent the rest of my 15 min clearing it all up so it clean enough to coach on!!!....... but luckily later on it cleared up enough that i could play on court and the wet ground would keep peoples feet cool instead of the sand burning kids feet and them complaining every 2 min lol ahhaha....... but finally i got them playing a proper match which actual began to resemble a game!! by geting all the correct passes and technique and good scoring..... so i was now happy again after my knightmare start to the day!! and the kids cheer me up aswell cos the are sooo funny n they love the fact im frm england so are constantly asking me to say stuff in my accent.... n i refuse saying i nt got an english accent cos im frm yorkshire lol and also im nt a performing puppet but they still find things funny wen im trying to coach!!! hahaha...

............ anyway the golf again was gr8 because now they can complete a course using all the different shot being taught to them.. like the putt, chip, pitch and launch/ drive ahha......... so we jus chilling playing rounds of golf :) ahah gd times........

....... so with both camps i had them there own USSI T-shirt, which they have to wear on a friday, because wen we take pictures this is what they will be wearing and the photos can then be used as promotional material if any of it is good :)!!!........

.......... cant wait to see what the final day will bring!!! then its the weekend so i can jus chill :)!!! 

 ......... 23rd July ........

....... so started off my last volleyball session by jus recapping all stuff learnt in previous weeks and to make sure they have picked up all the essential skills needed to play.......... i could see an improvement so i decided to play a game similar to handball jus to get them running around and revitalised so i could keep their attention on then game!!............. but the weather was crap today..... drizzle all day n dark clouds... as u can see in the pics!!!........ but my group had fun (hopefully) and thats my week of volleyball finished but still got the golf camp to goo......... but that should be if weather stays good......... but willl get all pics up on here for u to see my amazing guys ive coached this week....... :D!!!............

....... just got in from golf........ had a knightmare traveling there it took me bout half and 45 min to drive a 35 min journey was a joke.... so i ended up being 15 min late but all was ok............ and the session went realy well and we tryed a new game which cem thought of which is basicaly a baseball but using golf clubs and teeing off!!! went down well and the kids enjoyed it :)....... so another great week and the pictures are up for all to see.........
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