Thursday, November 11, 2010

Welcome Fresh Bloods!!

WHOA and THANK YOU to all of you ladies (and one gentleman - future ref) for coming to tryouts Tuesday night.  Our turnout was just as we had hoped and the presentation of skills was even better!  Doc Block was nice enough to email me some photos.  You can't tell from these, but there were over 40 women trying out!

It was a long, full and thrilling night where both beginner and experienced skaters joined together.  Our potential 2011 season Rebels showed enthusiasm, focus, effort, skill and determination.  I was happy to see that not only were there newcomers on the rink, but some returning Vets as well.  The Rebels who set up and volunteered to help out were all so helpful and organized which was what made everything run smoothly.

After tryouts, the Coaching and Recruitment committees met to discuss our new potential skaters and make the difficult decision of figuring out who we call back to join us.  By now most, if not all of you have been informed on whether or not you made tryouts.  On behalf of the Rebels, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who showed up and gave derby a shot.  I know how disappointed some of you may feel if you didn't make it and I'd like to remind you that we welcome you back for next season's recruitment night.  Keep skating and practicing and keep in mind that we are always looking for new volunteers, refs and non-skating officials who are just as passionate about the sport as the skaters are.

To all of the new Long Island Roller Rebel Fresh Bloods,
I look forward to seeing each of you at practice next week.

Oh and one last thing, to whoever went out and brought back all of those pizzas, a million thank yous!  I was craving pizza all night and having it suddenly appear was just what I needed! 


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