I feel like every winter goes by so quickly because from the 2nd week in November until the first week in March we are in basketball mode (which is a good thing because I hate snow and I hate the cold). This was our first (and only) season coaching and being part of the Corner Canyon Charger family. How grateful I am for the opportunity that Lance had to coach and be part of such a wonderful program. The parent were so supportive and amazing, the players were so hard working, kind, and appreciative. All in all it was an amazing year. We truly felt welcomed with open arms.
Corner Canyon has an awesome gym with a track above which allowed me to keep my kids off the court during the games. I was also lucky enough to have a babysitter for a good portion of the season so I could be there to focus on the game and take a breather from mom duties.
This past season was so much fun. Lance's JV team went 19-3, and their losses added up to only 10 points from a perfect season. He had the boys running and gunning on defense and forced more turn overs than I've seen from any team. The varsity team also had a pretty good season and we had comfortably secured our spot at the state tournament.
The weekend before the state tournament Tony and a the senior parents put together an amazing bonding night for the boys. Pedicures were performed on all of the boys as well as coaches. I was hysterically laughing as the boys twitched and squirmed while their feet were touched (most of their own moms did their toes.. but some of the younger boys got a little ambitious and started to paint coaches toes). We enjoyed a great BBQ and surprised the boys with a poker tournament. Now if you thought boy pedicures were funny, just watch a bunch of white (mostly mormon) boys play poker. The dads even dressed up in their dealer shirts.
We made it to the first round of the state tournament and played a very close game with Payson. Deja vu hit us at the buzzer as they put up a there pointer to beat us and continue to the next round. We. were. devastated. once again.