One Program - One U
Today I asked all 57 of our winter basketball players to meet me in St Agnes gym for a 20-minute meeting. I had a few "housekeeping" items to discuss with the student athletes but had two major things I wanted to share with them:
- "Thanks" - Our basketball players essentially give up their Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday break, as they have practices and games throughout both vacations. I applaud their commitment and thanked them in advance for putting TEAM first. (Fear not, a little NIKE stocking stuffer will help ease the loss of days off!)
- The main point of my meeting was to remind our five teams we all fall under one program - URBAN BASKETBALL. We will celebrate our collective success this season, and I asked all of them -- from our seniors to our freshmen -- to keep in mind they all represent The Urban School and to play with pride and passion each time they step on the court.
I finished by asking each of them to take a sharpie and put one "U" on an old basketball in an act of solidarity. One U, One Program. I'm now the proud owner of one GREAT basketball with 57 "U's on it.
Director of Athletics
Wednesday November, 18, 2009 at 02:13PM