The OK-Red Conference season began today. Here's an overview of how the Red fared today:
West Ottawa beat East Kentwood 8-0
Grandville beat Grand Haven 5-3
Rockford beat Hudsonville 8-0
I was very impressed with the play of our team today. We served at a very high percentage. We volleyed. We stepped into our returns better than we previously did. Our volleying is what I'm most impressed with. The swinging has stopped, and it resulted in fewer deuces/easier games for us.
Our next conference duel will be against Grandville, in what we know will be a very difficult match. The two previous years have ended in a 4-4 time with them. If we want to win we need to come ready to play. Period. We will have Ann Arbor, Detroit Catholic Central, and St. Joseph as a tune up, so we should definitely be ready to go.
Also, I'd like to say a thank you to our parents. I do not take for granted that every match our bleachers are filled with parents. To consistently be a great program, three things need to happen(in order of importance):
1. Our players must outwork the players of other teams.
2. Our parents must be more involved than parents of other teams.
3. Our coaches must outwork the coaches of other teams.
If all three of those things happen, logically we should continue to win. So, parents, thank you for being so involved. You make it very easy for me to have success as a coach, and I appreciate you a great deal.
Have a good night,