Kaitlyn is ready for her last year of high school. She is a determined girl. Good luck!
The results of the SOCA travel team tryouts were published June 1st. The bad news is Kaitlyn did not make the U16 Elite travel team. For those that don’t know there are three “skill” levels; Challenge, Premier, and Elite. Elite being the highest. The U16 denotes players no older than born in the year 2001, U15 year 2002, etc.
Kaitlyn was bummed that she didn’t make it onto the team she was hoping to get. I could hear the disappointment in her voice over the phone call.
I then told her she didn’t make the U16 team because she had made the U17 Premier team. She was like, “oh that’s good.” Remember, Premier is one step down from Elite. I told her again, “U17 as in Youth seventeen Premier team.” Stressing the U17 this time. I repeated it two more times. I could hear the realization hit her. She is a 14 year old that just made the 17 year old team! She was so excited, that she started crying being overcome with joy and relief.
Yet again an example of how much Michael, Kaitlyn, and Max have amazed me by their abilities and their drive to improve themselves.
We got to spend the day up at Wintergreen Resort. We took lessons for the beginners that we are. Max took ski lessons. The rest of us took snow boards. Mark took a bad fall before the lesson and another one half way through. That ended his snow board quest for the day. Heather did ok. She had to chase after Max before the lesson because he took off down the hill without any of us. Heather took a very hard hit right at the end that even left a visible bruise. Kaitlyn did fine but her muscles were sore. Linda did well and suffered no soreness.
Setting aside the bruises and sore muscles, it was a great family day.