365 Days of Random

Random musings about nothing at all

Rain Rain stay away

The monkeys have a play off game tonight!! Our first game in the 2011 little league NVGSA playoffs is tonight at 6pm. The current weather is HOT and STICKY…. but the forecast is saying there is a good chance of a thunder storm tonight. Here’s hoping the rain holds off until after 8pm when the game will be all finished.

The girls are SUPER excited about tonight’s game. We had a practice last night where we worked on hitting, and pitching and catching techniques. These girls are most definitely READY to play. We have two more coaching days this season and I am getting a little choked up about it being all done. It has surprised me how much I’ve enjoyed doing this. And to be honest one of the best moments all year was the end of last nights practice.

We typically end our practice with a relay race running around the bases. Give how miserably hot it was last night we were trying to limit the amount of running the girls did and increase the volume of water they were drinking. Just as we decided to wrap up for the night the girls asked if we could play “Drip Drip Drop”. If you don’t know what that is it’s a version of “Duck Duck Goose” that’s played with water. Since we’d been melting in 90+ degree weather for the last hour or so we decided this sounded like a great idea. The entire team – coaches and all – got into a circle. We picked the first girl to be “It” and started the game. Basically it involves walking around the circle dripping a bit of water onto each person’s head…. when you’re ready you can DROP a huge splash of water onto one person. That person has to catch you before you get back to their spot. If you catch them they are ‘it’ again. If you don’t, you’re it.

By the end of the game everyone was laughing and soaking wet. The girls wanted to play an extra round and a few minutes after we started we (the coaches) decided it would be much better to just have a water fight with what was left of our water bottles. It was so much freaking fun. It felt like being a kid again and running through the sprinklers or having a water gun fight. It ended the practice on the PERFECT note to get ready for tonight’s game.

It’s going to be another scorcher… and I’d bet there is another game of drip drip drop in our futures… unless of course we get rained on… then there will be no real need as we’ll all be soaked anyway. My vote is for the rain to stay the heck away, the girls to get all hot and sweaty hitting the ball and stealing bases and for us to cool down with another good old fashioned watch fight. It’s fun to be a kid again 🙂

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June 1, 2011 - Posted by | Little League | , , ,

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