Basketball and The Kritterman

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We are trying the sport of basketball this winter. Kritterman showed interest in trying out a new sport. Neither Eric or I are under the delusion that just because he has the “tall” gene, he will play this sport with ease. Eric knows first hand the misplaced expectations placed on a tall person to be a “pro” at basketball. So we encourage Kritterman, while realizing that it should not surprise us if he walks away not loving it.

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So far he is thoroughly enjoying learning the sport, practicing with his team and coach, and playing the game.  He has seen first hand adults act a little crazy and make poor choices, all for the sake of a win. He has also seen adults stand up for what is right.  He has experienced a huge defeat, the taste of almost winning and finally a win. Most of all he is learning the importance of teamwork and a love for the intricacies of the game.

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This season he is a Jayhawk and is enjoying all the thrills that come with the “round ball” sport.

 

About teachkiwi

Mom of 2, wife of Eric for 23 years, Educator for 18 years. Passionate about everything in life. Love my community. Proud to be a mom, wife and educator. I write two blogs one is my educational ponderings at my blog "Tag You're It!" (www.teachkiwi.wordpress.com) and the other is "The Wilson Family Stories at the Razorback Ranch" (www.thewilsonrazorbackranch.wordpress.com).

One response to “Basketball and The Kritterman

  1. Nancy

    In playing basketball for a winning uv team I learned too late that free throw power comes from the legs. A very good sport to encourage team work.

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