Tuesday, July 29, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Adults need to learn teamwork

By
From page A6 | March 25, 2014 |

I am not directly involved with the current conflagration between the (former) school board member and the volleyball coach; however, I have spent hundreds of hours in the bleachers, watching both the Davis High boys and girls teams. I am appalled by this ongoing dispute.

My bleacher-sitting colleagues and I did not always agree with the choices made by our kids’ coaches. We all wanted to see our kids play more, have more time to grow and shine, build their confidence by spiking those balls, nailing those serves … but we knew that it was a team. Sometimes, the coach made choices that built the team by playing kids who supported others, even if they weren’t the most gifted athletes. Sometimes, the best players were held in reserve for extra power to drive in a win. Sometimes, our kids rode the bench.

Up in the bleachers, though, we all knew about teamwork: our support of the coach and the players was essential, even when we neither understood nor agreed with the decisions that were made.

This year has been a difficult one for DHS volleyball. Kudos to the players who have continued through this mess. Hopefully, the concept of teamwork will rule the court, the bleachers, and the board from this point forward.

Kristi Kraemer
Davis

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    That’s the ticket: Mondavi finds success with dynamic pricing

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Tickets, sponsorships available for 10th annual Village Feast

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Bob Dunning: Just be glad we don’t want fingerprints

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Groundwater expert will speak in Woodland

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Pets of the week

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Fair entries due soon for veggie, flower exhibitors

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Forum will explore injured veterans’ issues

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Humphrey Fellows share tales from their countries

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Hear Julie and the Jukes in the park

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Square Tomatoes celebrates its anniversary

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    Exchange program seeks host families

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    .

    Forum

    Our own policies do us harm

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Pat Oliphant cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A4

    It’s all the ecologists’ fault

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4

     
    Refrain from generalization

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A4

     
    It hurts, but not as much as the truth

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

    Accusations tear family down

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    .

    Sports

    Thorpe named UCD head softball coach

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Republic sets attendance record

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Cats let win slip away in Tacoma

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Houston continues to be a problem for A’s

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Lawrence Okoye preparing for the NFL

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Pirates plunder S.F.

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (set 1)

    By Creator | From Page: B5

     
    Comics: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (set 2)

    By Creator | From Page: B7