Vermont Club Sports Blog

October 15, 2009

Day 3 – hump day

Filed under: Uncategorized — leonuvm @ 8:30 pm

Day 3 was a calm day on the Club Sports end.  This can be attributed to a big broomball match and coaching hockey, more to come on those later.

After work and trying a Brennans (very spicy) Buffalo chicken sandwich (not the smartest decision), I headed over to men’s volleyball.  By the time I got there the team was fully into practice working particularly on setting up spikes and defending against spikes.  The team has really become more of a cohesive unit since I arrived at UVM and it was very noticable in their play as it was much crisper than it was this time a couple years ago.  Practice led by Andrew Oliver and with help from the rest of the team looked good, which is timely as the club embarks on its first trip and tournament of the year this upcoming weekend, one of 16 Club sports team’s on the road this weekend, our new record!

I did get a chance to learn a little about passing in Volleyball and the biggest tip I received was to use my legs in addition to arms.  I guess as the legendary Chubs said in Happy Gilmore, “It’s all in the hips!”

Well rested for Broomball, I got there promplty and warmed up just in time for the other team to forfeit!  I suppose they were scared of our team, the Flying Hellfish!  this gave the opportunity to hone my shot!  Never played or heard of broomball or want some inspiration??  Check out this clip from Sydney, Australia – home to one of the world’s biggest International Broomball Tournaments:

Still no competitive broomball team at UVM….one day

Injury report:  The leg is a little sore today from a solid spill while coaching hockey, it was yard sale with the hat flying into the corner and everything.  Fortunately for all of you, someone caught it in tape:


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