I hope everyone enjoyed the weather this weekend on opening day of Atlanta Youth Lacrosse. Even with spring break taking many families away we still managed to have some very close games and everyone had fun.
It is interesting when you get to spend time with young people and how the interact with each other. While I know they have enormous amounts of pressure on them it is good to see how much fun they can have it we just let them be kids.
This Friday evening our High School Team (Riverwood Raiders) lost a tough game to the runner ups to last years High School Championship in overtime 9-8. Before the game I told our players just give it a great effort but to have FUN!. And they did just that. They gave a tremendous effort and while they lost they had fun doing it. After the game many people were down and hanging their heads.
I was smiling ear to ear because I knew our team could not play any better and I know they had fun. The moment the other team scored and ran on the field I had a thought in my head as what a great moment for both teams. To be able to compete and understand the thrill of victory and disappointment of losing a tough contest. I am blessed and lucky as I was able to get back on the field with our first game at 9:00 AM Saturday morning watching our 5/6 grade teams compete in another great contest.
So it does not matter if you win a tough contest…if you do your best and have fun you will always have great memories.
See ya on the field…Coach Lou