In terms of effort, today was probably the best practice of the season. My assistant coach and I have been frustrated at the lack of effort that has been shown the last couple weeks. Today was a different story.
This is the last week of practice. Our last meet, the Championship Meet, is this Thursday. The boys are really excited. (Although, they may be more excited about the season being over :-)) I had to tempt them with a day off on Wednesday for them to have a good practice. By "good practice," I mean putting forth a good effort. The kind I've been wanting to see all year. And, I'll tell you what, they definitely earned that day off.
On a less positive note, one of our kids got suspended on Friday as a result of a moment of poor judgement, so unfortunately our trio is now down to two.