The one aspect of coaching our Starlings team this last season that I really missed was the opportunity to take pictures of the team. If you check the scrapbook page on this site you will find a lot of pictures there. But very few of them were taken by me. Most of them we taken with my camera that was being used by one of the parents.
When going through all the pictures that were taken this year putting together a photo slideshow for the players I picked through the pictures that I did take and picked out some of my favorites. Most of these pictures were taken before or after matches, or during events that the team participated in off the volleyball court.
My favorite picture of the year was this one of Ashley, a seventh grade setter who was demonstrating a talent that I didn’t know she had:
Then there was Laura, just being laura:
Alyssa’s ever present smile:
Sammi and Maggie being friends:
Ashley again, this time upright.
Sammi’s little sister, helping out with a scrimmage:
The Ridgecrest Starlings dancing at the Opening Ceremonies for the National Championships in San Diego:
If you want nice candid shots of Sammi you have to catch her when she is not looking. A fraction of a second after this photo was taken the smile was gone and she was hiding behind the green post:
Over the course of the season different parents or I took over 6 GB of pictures of our Ridgecrest Starlings. Each girl on the team got an eletronic copy of all the pictures. These eight were just my favorites of the pictures I took.