Hello Blog Followers,
It’s nice to finally be getting some good weather and I hope I don’t jinx that (knock on wood). I am late writing this blog due to my trip back home to Manitoba and then getting back and going right to a Hockey Alberta camp. I have the day off, so it is the perfect time to fill you guys in on what I have been up to! 🙂
Now that school is over most of my days consist of work and training. I had a couple weeks off just recently which allowed me to travel back to Manitoba to visit my family and friends since I don’t get to do that very often. The trip was amazing and I woke up to coffee and breakfast made every morning (thanks to Mom and Dad). I don’t get that in Edmonton so I had to soak it in! A lot of my time was spent visiting family and my close friends where I went razoring, out for suppers, to a couple socials and just spent time sitting around and catching up with everyone. Going back home is always great because it’s a total different atmosphere. I live in such a tiny town where everyone knows everyone and you can do many things that you can’t do in the big city.
When I got back from Manitoba I went right to a Hockey Alberta coaching clinic in Leduc. It was such an inspirational and learning weekend where I learned many new things about coaching and leadership. If you are ever wanting to get into coaching, I highly recommend this program. There were 21 of us who attended, mostly college and university hockey players, and we worked together all weekend and coached about 41 bantam aged male hockey players. There were many presentations, activities and on-ice sessions where the mentors taught us many coaching styles and techniques.
Now that I am back in Edmonton from my trip, I will continue working with ATB Financial as well as NAIT. I will also be training for next season with my trainer and getting prepared for my fifth and final season as a NAIT Ook. It makes me sad already knowing that it will be my last year of eligibility but it motivates me at the same time to end on a high note and have the best year yet.
That is all I have for now, and I look forward to sharing my summer of 2014 with you guys! I hope you are all enjoying this nice weather and have an awesome start to your summer!
Sherri Bowles, NAIT Women’s Hockey #15