Not another signed volleyball?

If you are going to the Australian Schools Cup this year you are getting dangerously close to getting another signed volleyball from your team. If you already have 20+ signed volleyballs, another one may not be what you need.

If you coach a boys’ team, chances are that you will get nothing. If you do get something, the chances are very high that you will get a signed ball (or tournament T shirt) because that is the only thing they can get at five minutes notice.

If you coach a girls’ team, chances are it is too late, as they would have signed the ball already, wrapped it, and packed it ready for Melbourne.

The solution – ask the manager for a card. I have kept every card, as these mean a lot, but kept only a few presents. I think kids giving bottles of alcohol to coaches is a bit off as well. The fact is, it does not tick many boxes in the role model list.

To my ex-players reading this post, be assured that your present is one of the ones I have kept.