Posted On: 02/8/20 7:06 PM

This was my first time at the JVA Jamboree in Milwaukee, and it was a blast!  Teams are definitely pushing for the infamous President's Day Tournaments across the Midwest.  They are playing with their best lineups, and teams traveled as far as New York to be at the Jamboree.  I won’t get too much into player and team specifics here, but I just wanted to put out a few observations that I noticed over the weekend.

Adaptation

We are 1 month in and players and teams are starting to find their grooves.  Coaches are learning who they have to stay on top of to keep focused.  Players are starting to click and making big plays.  We get to see big celebrations, as well as teammates learning to pick each other up.  No matter how many players are new to the group, there will be growing pains.  This is when we find those who have gotten comfortable with being uncomfortable will thrive.  Those that are used to playing a variety of positions with a variety of players adapt faster.  This makes me think of the term “adaptation”.  This was a term my 2nd grade daughter needed to know for her science test a few weeks ago, and we talked a lot about

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