The Process Of Moving Up
If you’re a coach, your goal is to win a championship, If you’re a grad student your goal is to graduate and get a solid job. And if you’re a student-athlete your goal is to compete at the highest level possible, get better every day, and thrive for the team and personal validation. For the Girl’s JV Basketball team, that’s what every one of them is doing, making all kinds of steps in the right direction from workouts, practices, and extra work on the courts. Because of this, they will gain the confidence to move up and play varsity basketball in the 2023-2024 season.
A positive side of playing JV sports is that you can be part of the process with the varsity team while being an affiliate player. Additionally, it’s a hurried two semesters but it’s a process to play at those top levels, which I think many of these young ladies can do.
For the most part, I believe that JV sports are looked down upon, focusing our attention on the varsity teams and leaving these other sports teams out to dry when it comes to supporting. I believe that support can be a key opponent for a team’s success and achievement, with team triumph leading to personal accomplishments. The University of Jamestown is an extremely supportive school, with most of the students coming from a sports background. Most of these student-athletes know how important it is to have support throughout their games, so with time I think the JV girls’ basketball team will soon get the support they need.