Learning to be CLASSY in tough times is a practice that I'm working on. I one of my matches last year - the opponents wanted a spectator - in a park - that was over 20 feet away - to be removed! I could not believe my ears. He wasn't making ANY noise! And it was a public park.I managed to stay calm and state that I wasn't going to do that. It was a park and he wasn't being disruptive at all.They walked out and tried to get him to move - he declined.They came back on the court...
The best thing about paying attention to your partners strengths is that it teaches you something!!! When I played with Kristen - I noticed that her volleys were awesome - and so I watched her form.What she did differently was to step into them. Her head and arm were very still - but her body shifted weight.After seeing that - I realized that I was "arming" my volleys and I started to practice with foam balls and stepped in!
I literally have the SWEETEST team ever! That's why I'm positing my SNOW WHITE and Sterling Silver bracelet - because my ANGELS had to play a SUPER TOUGH team today - with new partners - and NON of them complained at all. In fact - they complimented each other and were kind and loving.I feel blessed to be surrounded by incredible women that treat each other like the Sisters (that we are). I love you guys!
If you are noticing your mind wondering over to what your partner is doing wrong - consider redirecting that energy back to yourself! Often it's easy to see what other people can fix - but it can be offensive and rude - if you aren't their coach!We all strike the ball differently - we have varying confidence and skill levels and learn at different rates and in different styles. These are things that a professional teacher recognizes. It's not your job to tell your partner how to hit the ball - only strategize about the actual game!
After the match - after you are alone and showering - you know who you were today! We NEVER "get away" with cheating. The most important person - YOU - are always watching your own behavior - and have 100% insight on your intentions too!Honesty is not important just to be kind - it's imperative for a happy life! Being unkind or lying in any way is very hurtful for your own consciousness - EVEN IF it's in retaliation to "their bad calls". ALWAYS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD. It's good for your emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health!