Sunday, 4 April 2010

Forward Motion

In floorball, when a player wants to take a shot or make a solid pass, there's this term that we use known as 'forward motion'. Forward motion is the positioning of your body when you're about to take a shot or to make a strong hard pass, whereby you take a step forward resulting with your body moving forward as well. And as the shot or pass is being made, your hand also shifts into a forward motion, or some call it follow-through, giving the shot or the pass the extra power needed. Likewise, in your commitment and progress in floorball both as a player and as a team, we must always be in a forward motion.

Forward motion.

Trailblazers faced FireBRANDS Patriots this morning. The morning began with a low key as only a handful of players were able to make it for the match. Everybody seemed a little disheartened and nervous. Whether or not we are outnumbered, we go full-on in our game. We cannot be shaken because we play for the team. And so Trailblazers did just that. It was obvious that Trailblazers struggled to keep up with Patriots. Players were getting tired and some were losing focus. In the end, we lost. 5-0.

Was it a painful defeat?
Yes.


Did we make mistakes?
Yes.


Did we give our best?
Yes.


The last question is the one that each of you must answer in all honesty. If your answer is a resounding YES, then stand up with your head held high. You gave all you could for your team and that is something no scoreboards can display. But if your answer is No, then take this as a hard lesson. Learn and grow from it.

Team, forward motion applies to how we are as a player and as a team. Sometimes in floorball, no matter how perfect our technical skills are, even when we take a shot with good proper forward motion, we may still come up short and not be able to score. But the essential lesson here is that we are always in a forward motion. As long as we are moving forward, we are sure to stand a chance at scoring a goal... we are sure to grow as a player and as a team.

Trailblazers, don't be discouraged. This is only the beginning of a journey filled with both ups and downs. Brace yourself for victories and defeats... But more importantly, brace yourself as you challenge your whole being to constantly learn and grow, to always be moving forward to the next level.

If you want to score goals, get into the forward motion.


3 comments:

nifhail said...

guys! you heard the coach! keep moving forward... never look back for now.. cuz WHO ARE WE? SPEARHEADS!!

nifhail said...

guys! you heard the coach! keep moving forward... never look back for now.. cuz WHO ARE WE? SPEARHEADS!!

Natasha said...

*likes this post* :)