Spring practice perspective with Calli Corley
For the next four weeks, www.gofrogs.com will follow rising senior Calli Corley as the Frogs begin spring practices and prepare for the 2006 season. Hailing from nearby Abilene, Texas, Corley finished third on the team in digs (246) and fifth in service aces (37). TCU began spring practice on Monday and below is what Corley had to say.
March 20, 2006
Is this glass half empty or half full?
Today was our first day back from spring break and our return to volleyball. When I woke up this morning at 7 for weights, I would have to say the glass was definitely half empty. However, lifting weights was a good wake-up for the team and a good way to start our first day back to classes. I enjoy weights because I can tell that everyone is getting stronger and that really helps us on the court. I think all the girls are a little overwhelmed this week with classes starting back and the transition from individuals back to full-out practice.
Before practice we met with Dr. Rhea, our sports psychologist, and it was really nice to talk to her again. She brought in a glass and filled it halfway with water and asked us if we saw the glass as half empty or half full. She reminded us why we were here playing volleyball and what volleyball teaches us in the big picture. She really set the tone for the day because after talking to her, I felt the team was a little more motivated for the practice ahead. It was really nice to get back to playing with all the girls again, as opposed to individuals when you only get to practice with 2-3 teammates at a time. During practice, we worked on getting back into the groove of things and although some of us are a little rusty after our break, I definitely see great things ahead for this team. We have great chemistry on the court, all love to play the game and are working on seeing the glass "half-full!"