Happy New Year!

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying your New Year celebrations! I was able to get away with the family to sunny Southern California to enjoy the warmer weather, but we’re headed home to Utah tomorrow.

For those of you who made it to our last practice (a long time ago, I know), you already know that you have a homework assignment which is due at our next practice at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 9, at the Freedom Preparatory Academy Middle School at 1761 W 820 N, Provo, UT which is where most of our practices will be held for the rest of the season. The homework assignment is to read the Week One Talking Points linked here (you can print your own if you lost yours or were not at the last practice) and write your answers to the questions at the bottom of the page. Please write your name at the top of the sheet so I can get them back to you. The new year is a good time to set some personal goals to help start this season on the right foot. I expect that we will establish some great habits to help improve ourselves on and off the court!

We have a team party scheduled for this Friday night! Please RSVP by replying by email, text message, or phone call so I know how many players will attend. I would like all the players to meet Friday at 5:30 PM at the UVU Student Life and Wellness Center where we will play ping pong and other games while waiting for everybody to arrive before I treat everybody to the BYU men’s volleyball match in the Smith Field House. Please plan to eat dinner before you come or bring money to buy food. We will bring all the players back to UVU where they can be picked up around 9:30 PM unless players make arrangements to drive home with family members who also attend the match at BYU.