THE SCENE: Soooo beautiful! Upper 60s, popcorn clouds, nice amount of sunshine.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
-30 Split Jacks (4-ct), 15 each leg, in cadence
– 10 Cherry Pickers (4-ct), in cadence
– 10 Rockettes (4-ct), in cadence
– 5 PCMBs, OYO
– 10 Grady Corns (4-ct), in cadence
PE EXAM (Hat tip, Erector)
MOSEY to STOP SIGN SOUTH OF ADMIN BUILDING, in a nice shady spot in the grass.
P – 10 Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpees aka PCMBs. Basically, a burpee with 3 merkins and pulling each knee to your chest between the merkins (see F3 Exicon).
Near same tree, up to nearest hill and back…
E – Elevens – squats at the bottom and BBS at the top.
MOSEY across street to curved road that leads to gravel parking lot.
E – Escalator – BEAR CRAWLING! Fives cones: 1) 10 Burpees, 2) 20 Squat Jumps 3) 30 Imperial Walkers, 4) 40 SSH, 50 lunge-walks back to start.
MOSEY to field below Coliseum
**WE INTERRUPT THE PE EXAM DUE TO THE INVASION OF A KRAKEN!**
KRAKEN:` 6 cones in a circle, with Ab exercises in blue, and upper body exercises in red. Do the blue exercise, then run around clockwise plus one cone and do the next exercise. Rinse and repeat until back and starting point. Then do the same thing, in the opposite direction, doing the red exercises. * Didn’t have enough time, so we just did one circuit, alternating between blue and red exercises at each cone.
- Blue exercises:
- 20 BBS
- 20 Gas Pumps
- 20 Box Cutters
- 20 LBCs
- 20 Bicycle kicks (4-ct)
- 20 American Hammers (4-ct)
- Red exercises:
- 20 Merkins
- 20 Carolina Dry Docks
- 20 Shoulder Taps (both shoulders =1)
- 20 Diamond Merkins
- 20 Bottle Openers
- 20 Wide Merkins
MOSEY to small parking lot below Coliseum
X –Xs and Os , on Q’s call
MOSEY to Coliseum (… which had food trucks on it, and was being used by some people, so we went to the roundabout and did “A” there, substituting Bobby Hurleys for Bench Jumps)
A – Aiken legs – Done in succession with no rest — 20 Squats, 20 Box Jumps, 20 Lunges (10 each leg), 20 Split Jacks (10 each leg forward).
RINSE AND REPEAT
JAIL BREAK back to AO for the last letter.
M – Mary
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
An old coach named John Scolinos, who had begun coaching in the 1940s, once spoke at a Baseball coaching conference in Nashville, Tennesse in the 1960s. His talk was called, 17 INCHES.
He walked in with a home plate hung around his neck.
He said, “You’re probably all wondering why I’m wearing home plate around my neck.
“Do you know how wide home plate is in Little League?”
After a pause, someone offered, “Seventeen inches?”
“That’s right,” he said. “How about in Babe Ruth’s day?”
Another long pause. “Seventeen inches?” a guess from another reluctant coach.
He repeated the same question for high school coaches. Minor league coaches. And those who had any experience in the big leagues. The answer was always the same. 17 inches. “That’s right,” he said. “And what do they do with a Big League pitcher who can’t throw the ball over seventeen inches?” Pause. “The press calls him a bum and they send him down to the minors!”
“What they don’t do is this: they don’t say, ‘Ah, that’s okay, Jimmy. If you can’t hit a seventeen-inch target? We’ll make it eighteen inches or nineteen inches. We’ll make it twenty inches so you have a better chance of hitting it. If you can’t hit that, let us know so we can make it wider still, say twenty-five inches.’”
Pause. “Coaches… what do we do when your best player shows up late to practice? What if he gets caught drinking? Do we hold him accountable? Or do we change the rules to fit him? Do we widen home plate? ”
“What do we do when our kids misbehave, break the rules, and tell lies? Do we widen home plate?”
“What do we do when our politicians lie to us, fail to live up to the moral standards that we expect out of our elected leaders, and stop doing what’s best for us and the country? Do we widen home plate and say, “Well, that’s ok, the other side does it too”. Or do we hold them to their actions, even if we consider ourselves in the same party as them?
We don’t teach accountability to our kids, and there is no consequence for failing to meet standards. We just widen the plate!”
“If I am lucky,” Coach Scolinos concluded, “you will remember one thing from this old coach today. It is this: “If we fail to hold ourselves to a higher standard, a standard of what we know to be right; if we fail to hold our spouses and our children to the same standards, if we are unwilling or unable to provide a consequence when they do not meet the standard; We have dark days ahead!.”
Coaches, keep your players—no matter how good they are—your own children, your government, and most of all, keep yourself at seventeen inches. Don’t widen the plate.”
Jinxy and Lilydipper joined us for the Board Meeting!
Kickball tournament this weekend.