πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

I create a team philosophy every season but I have been editing and constructing my personal philosophy for coaching in my mind for a few years. My players and students have seen pieces of it every day over the years but I’m glad that the BC Sports Conference this weekend gave me that push to finally put it down in writing.
After all, how can your team learn to believe in your vision if you don’t know what you believe in. Who you are as a person will always guide your vision. This is me.
Feeling extremely passionate, inspired, and excited to learn as I head into this club season! #mycoachingphilosophy #mylifephilosophy .
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πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

Decided to make my own personal best of 2017 because I often find the moments that mean the most to you, are not necessarily the moments others liked the most.
2017 was a great year of growth for me, as I continued on my journey of finding new experiences to embrace. I was incredibly blessed to be able to travel and see the world, to dine and cocktail on the daily, to climb mountains and chase sunsets, to wake up everyday and live my passion and find meaning and happiness in teaching and coaching and to face many challenges and overcome them with more appreciation for life and for the support of my family and friends πŸ’š
I am so ready for the adventures of 2018 πŸ›€οΈ
#mybestof2017 #reflections .
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πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

Hitting the mountain for a team wind up in the pouring, frozen rain. We were completely soaked but that didn’t dampen our team spirit.
Highlights included: new drivers driving up a mountain with no snow scrapers, new drivers trying to pry open their car doors that were frozen shut, one player convincing the staff to let him take the chairlift back down the mountain, watching one player ski down a run with one ski after dropping his other ski off the chair lift, and then proceeded to watch him climb up a black run to retrieve his ski and then hike up to retrieve his pole he dropped earlier. What can I say? GOOD TIMES.
The thoughtful gift, card, photo and speech touched my heart. After all these years, they really do know me. β›·οΈπŸ‚πŸπŸ’š #seaquamvballunleashed .
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πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

Happy Birthday George! πŸŽ‚
I really enjoyed fixing my sink with you, which really was just me listening to you explain how the whole system was built and it’s weaknesses, shopping for garburators online, adding liquid to stabilize the fuel in my CRV that I never plan to drive again, and then taking pictures of all the worn winter tires on all my cars so that you could record it in your notepad and determine if you could store them for your future cars. But I’m glad we did it all in my parkade and not out in the freezing cold like last week at your house because instead of storing your cars in your garage, you rather store the treasures you collected from various people. Oh George, you are one of a kind and I do love your new spectacles! As I grow older, I realize I’m so much like you 😳
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the CHOWS πŸŽ„πŸ’šβœ¨
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πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

We don’t have normal β€œ parties β€œ in this classroom. Our City Building Project involved a trip to Walmart where groups had to shop for their supplies within a budget and then plan, organize and build a city with a theme. They had 2 hours to build and a hour to shop before judging took place. I was impressed with the results of this teachable moment. The best part of my everyday is seeing the amazing things kids can do when you set boundaries but within those boundaries you give them the chance to take risks and to explore. πŸš§πŸ”¨πŸ“
The winning city: β€œ Candy Springs” - inspired by Paris, France πŸ—Ό
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πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

It’s always been my goal to coach a team up from the beginning and this group is my first. We really
are the underdog story in so many ways and our last school season together ended with our biggest opponent being ourselves. Some may think that a #3peat coming 4th in a province is a disappointing thing and I think we also felt that this time around. But as days passed and today came around and I realized I didn’t have practice tonight it dawned on me that the things I said to my team at our last team meeting were totally true. We will look back on these moments and realize how it was such an honour to have qualified for Provincials every year when it used to be a challenge even getting in and come 4th in the province 3 times, and to have medaled twice at the Fraser Valley Championships and this is not counting the numerous tournaments we won this year and all the tournaments we medaled at in the last 4 years. It’s hard sometimes to remember all your accomplishments when you keep setting higher goals and reaching them. We will look back and realize that as we become adults, that these moments competing as a team will never happen again and that this feeling can never be replicated in anything I’ve come across in my adult life. It is truly special. We will look back at all the times we were so pissed at each other, and made mistakes and laugh at them. We will look back and realize that somewhere along the way, we became family and that is more important than any medal.
To all my brave assistant coaches along the way: Parker, Keanne, Adonay, Ryan. Until you came along I always coached by myself and now I truly understand the crucial role of a supportive and amazing assistant coach; someone to bounce ideas off, to share the excitement with and to vent to in difficult times. Thank you for stopping me from murdering them ( or trying to help me do so) but mostly thank you for being there through my craziness and being my rock.
To my team, look below ⬇️

πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

Anything can happen at Provincials. As long as you set your standard of effort at 100 percent always, you’ll know that you made the choice to do whatever it takes to pursue that ball. You’ll look back at your high school career at this moment with no regrets. 🏐πŸ₯ž Day 2 here we come! #seaquamvballunleashed #bcvolleychamps .
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πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

Wow, tonight marked the last practice as a team. Tomorrow begins the first day of BC High School Provincials where these guys compete one last time as SEAHAWKS. Before, I start getting emotional, let’s compete!
Come support us at the Langley Events Centre! 🏐 🏐🏐 #seaquamvballunleashed #bcvolleychamps .
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πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

We needed this big win tonight to remind ourselves that we are coming to the last weeks of high school volleyball as a team: so make it count. I’ve said it for 5 years and I’ll say it again. Protect your team, win for each other, together there is nothing we can’t do. 🏐 @seaquam_athletics @seaquamvolleyball
Up next: semi-finals #seaquamvballunleashed #provincialsbound
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πŸ’šbooeanne✈️ (@llidiaries15)

Thanks to the @jayscare foundation for flying me to Toronto for this amazing opportunity to pursue my passion! I’m a true believer in using sport and play to build a sense of belonging, confidence and teaches life skills to kids. Can’t wait to pilot this program in our district back home! ⚾️
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