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Wilson Athletics Weekly, December 17

01/03/2019, 9:15am PST
By Mike Nolan

Sports Fans!
A huge thanks goes to the Wilson Athletic Leadership Council for helping volunteer at the Teacher Pancake Breakfast Feed last Friday. It was a huge success and the student-athletes who volunteered did an outstanding job of making cakes and serving our teachers. Another huge thanks to the community members who donated goods for the breakfast as well! We March On!

Speaking of the Leadership Council, part of the work we have been focusing on centers around the following themes:
* Exploring Leadership-Understanding the Rewards, Risks, and Responsibilities of Leadership
* Commitment-How to Get and Keep Yourself Motivated
* Confidence-How to Believe in Yourself and Your Ability to Lead
* Composure-How to Keep Your Cool Under Pressure
* Character-How do Conduct Yourself with Class
* Encourager(Servant Leadership)-How to Put Your Teammates First
* Encourager(Confidence-Builder)-How to Inspire Your Teammates
* Encourager(Re-Focuser)-How to Get Your Teammates Back on Track
* Encourager(Team Builder)-How to Build Winning Team Chemistry
* Enforcer-How to Minimize and Manage Team Conflict

The goals of our reading are to help foster leadership in the school, community, your sport, and hopefully they will translate into their daily lives as each student-athlete navigates the next steps in their journey post high school. The level of commitment we have had from the group has been outstanding and has been a great joy to be a part of. We March On!

The Winter Season is the longest season of the three sport seasons and it is important to remember the importance of a balanced approach to school, your athletics, and life. Our partners at the Positive Coaching Alliance have some really good resources that are good reminders about a healthy balance of being a student-athlete. https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/8-benefits-mindfulness-coaches-and-athletes https://d3kv8ayplk3lle.cloudfront.net/sites/uploads/files/HealthyFuelForHealthyAthletes.pdf https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/mindfulness-skeptic-watch-great-pitcher-or-freethrow-shooter

The Week In Review:

The Men’s Basketball Program had a big week when they faced off with Liberty on Tuesday and opened up with their first League Contest on Friday against Benson. At Liberty, the Varsity pulled a narrow victory for their first win of the season. At Benson, it was a different story as the Techmen closed the game on a good run and pulled out a victory. The program has a big couple of weeks with the lower levels facing off against Central Catholic, Jesuit and at the Forest Grove Tournament. Meanwhile, the Varsity will play in the Forest Grove Tournament and then off to the Ft. Vancouver Tournament.

The Women’s Basketball Program had a big test this week as they faced off with two really good opponents in a rematch with Mountainside and a big league test early on against the Benson Techsters. On Tuesday, the Varsity started off slow and came out after halftime with some adjustments and turned it into a very competitive game but couldn’t overcome the early deficit. On Friday, the highly ranked Techsters of Benson came to our place and it was a battle but we couldn’t quite overcome their pressure. The program will host McKay tomorrow and then travel to Sandy on Friday. We will host Barlow after Christmas.

The Wrestling Program had a very productive week with the Frosh/Novice competing really well at the Oregon City Tournament on Monday with some really qualities wins. The squad then traveled to McKay on Saturday and again competed really well by posting some good scores against some very good competition. The Frosh/Novice travels to Scappoose tomorrow while the entire squad will be traveling to Barlow on Friday.

The Swimming Program is off until after the Break along with the Snowboarding and Ski Team.

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