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The Road to Nationals...

The Road to Nationals

I am preparing to go to my first out-of-state trip as the head coach of my program. I have gone on other cheer trips in the past but always as an assistant coach. Not as the “buck stops here” coach.

I think I have everything ready, but I’m old enough and experienced enough to know that I don’t know what I don’t know. I’m a planner, but I can’t plan for every possible contingency when I haven’t a clue what those contingencies might be.

We had our off-to-Nationals meeting last night and that went well. Thank heavens for Jessii Stevens, head coach of Mt. Si High School Cheer who let me borrow off her Nationals info packet (she’s a vet at going to Nationals). Thank heavens for the parents who brought up things I didn’t even think of that now need to be added to the info packet.

And thank heavens for my dear assistant coach, who is not only coming on this trip on her own dime, but said “I have a high credit limit on my credit card too,” after I voiced the same sentiment as the sum total of my “back-up plan.”

Look for next month’s post…Nationals Results!

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