Teamwork, U.S. Army styleOn August 10, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
It’s a great opportunity to get involved with the Armed Forces. The head of Fort Knox is close to our campus. And to have them be willing to allow us to come down and do part of the officer training, the course work, was a no brainer to us. It really gives our players an opportunity; it gives us as coaches an opportunity to see which ones are going to step forward and be a leader. So it’s been a challenging day, but very exciting. (Players’ shouting) The women are here on a leadership confidence course, and they are learning how to work as a team, how to listen to their leader, and to follow instructions, and hopefully succeed through an obstacle. So they’re given certain items to work with, such as ropes and pieces of wood and different obstacles. And then they’re going to negotiate the obstacles so that they can work together and succeed as a team. (Cheering) We’re definitely out of our element out here so it’s actually a lot of fun, but it’s nice for the freshman to get like, I think we have one freshman on every team, so it’s good for them to get acquainted with us, like you know, you feel like your life’s on the line, kind of, so it’s definitely a bonding experience. But we like to get out and do different things so it’s really a good time. It’s fun to watch our players to see which ones are going to step up and try to make a difficult decision that will affect their entire team. So, on my side of it, I enjoy seeing and watching and really starting to find out who wants to make the suggestion, who’s willing to take the responsibility of possibly failing. But if you’re afraid to fail you can’t succeed anyway. So it’s really neat for me to see which ones are willing to take that next step.