Smoke City Betties looking good for the weekend




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Here come the Betties ready for 2011

aving finally savoured the taste victory up in Rideau Valley against the Riot Squad, the refreshed yet again Smoke City Betties go up against the rejuvenated Chicks Ahoy! on Saturday at The Hangar.

With new bench coaches Sneaky Tease, The Count and Shaun Fletcher and a squad strengthened both by experience and another infusion of new talent, the black and blue Betties are looking good for the weekend.

How Shaun Fletcher who is a new to the team bench coach has injected sports enthusiasm and made a squad of ladies listen to him is intriguing. That’s the secret for Saturday that we will find out. Team discipline is good but will it prevail against experience.

The keys to the new squad are four-foid as dictated by Fletcher:

“The sports mentality and skills I am attempting to instill in the team are:

  • Consistency. It’s one thing to make a great play or lay a good hit. Successful players and teams are those who make good plays a constant.
  • Work ethic. Becoming a good skater happens before hitting the track. Many have the opinion that coming to skate is way to get into shape. However, competing and winning at a higher level requires preparing yourself mentally and physically away from the track.
  • Competitiveness. Being competitive is not a skill that can really be taught. It is more like a disease that can be infectious.

And most importantly…

  • Esprit de Corp. The spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed.”

Now that the Betties have a victory under their belt, they can be more than encouraged.