The State Finals experience begins tomorrow, and it's going to be incredible. Thank you for all the work it took to get there. So, let's get prepared:
1. The Draw. CLICK HERE for the Divsion 1 State Finals draw. Congrats to Nick Schnobel for earning the #6 seed at Third Singles. Everyone, make sure you don't get too caught up in your draw. Every moment you spend thinking about WHO you play is a moment you are not thinking about HOW you are going to play. Make sure the majority of your time is spent focused on HOW your are going to play.
2. The Itinerary.
10:00am Players are excused from class
10:15am Players are expected to be at the Athletic Office. Parents are welcome to come and see them off.
10:30am Depart for Midland
Noon We will stop for lunch, paid for by school (probably subway).
1:30pm We will practice at the Midland Tennis Center
3:00pm Check in at the Midland Resort
5:30pm Dinner -Ruby Tuesdays or Buffalo Wild Wings...decision to be made by
our Seniors. This will also be paid for by the school
8:30pm Team meeting in one of the Coaches Rooms
*After the meeting we'll head to our rooms for some rest.
6:00am Complimentary Breakfast Buffet at the hotel (This is likely the end of our
free meals for the trip)
7:00am Arrive at Midland Tennis Center
7:45am Coaches Meeting
8:00am Players Meeting
8:15am Play begins
*We play till we are all done. If anyone advances to the Semi-Finals, we all stay a 2nd day. In this case we return home on Saturday afternoon. If we are all done on Friday night, we will get home very late on Friday, even as late as midnight possibly.
1. Don't do anything stupid.
2. Perform to your ability.
3. Have fun.
4. Players, some time over the weekend, thank your parents for all they do. They spent a lot of time and money so you can have experiences like this. Also, thank Coach Doerrfeld. He's given a lot of his time and energy because he cares about all of you. You owe much of your success to the support around you. Weekends like this are great times to acknowledge them.
5. And seriously, don't do anything stupid this weekend.