You are looking at the 'newest' Varsity Boys Volleyball Team member at Gilbert High. Yes...Trennon about gave me a 'car wreck'
when I picked him up from Volleyball practice on Tuesday.
Let me back track a little. Last week was the Gilbert High Boys Volleyball tryouts. Trennon played last year (his Freshman year) on the JV team and fell in love with Volleyball. I think it runs in the family...LOL!! So he made a goal after last years season to work really hard and try to make 'Varsity' this year. We knew it was a long shot as competition is fierce at Gilbert High but we also knew that with hard work, determination and the will to succeed Trennon would do his best to achieve his goal.
After his school season...he knew it was going to be a tough road but one that he was definitely up for the challenge. He put in a lot of extra training with a 'sports specialist' that helped build his vertical skills, participated in a 16 week in home DVD training and attended the BYU Volleyball training camp this summer. It all paid off because this fall (when the Boys Club Volleyball season starts) he made the 'Molten 16-1' team and really excelled. They all went on to win the Region under the direction of coach Jesse and Austin who were the defending champs. The 16-1's were proud to bring home the Regional Championship again for Coach Jesse and Austin.
Last Friday the Varsity Coach asked (5) of the JV boys to come and practice with the Varsity team. Trennon was one of the (5). They were all pretty excited and played very well. (Trennon has the stitch to prove that he went all out hoping to secure his spot on the team-he split his chin open during this practice and we ended up getting him stitched up friday evening with our wonderful Doctor Bryan Gallman - Thank You!). At the end of practice the Coach informed the boys that they did not make Varisty...that he just needed them for practice because some of the boys were still wrapping up their other sports (Basketball, etc.) So last Friday we were happy that Trennon made the JV team again and knew that he would continue to grow as he would probably be getting a lot of playing time. So now you probably know why I almost had the 'car wreck' when he told me Tuesday of this week that he did make 'Varsity'. Because up to this point we were happy that he was on JV. Ok..I've probably lost some of you now but hang with me just a little longer and hopefully this will all make sense...LOL.
So...back to Tuesday of this week...I pick Trennon up..we are driving down the road..I'm calling home to ask Bromley what he wants from 'Taco Bell'...(I think when you are a teenager...there isn't any other place that exists in their vocabulary except 'Taco Bell'...at least in our home that is)...and Trennon very calmly says..'Oh..Mom...I made VARISTY'...I seriously almost dropped the phone, ran into the curb and screamed all at the same time...the minute Bromley heard me scream on the other end of the phone...Bromley said...uh...let me guess 'Trennon made Varisty"?...guess my kids know me. Needless to say...it was an exciting few minutes.
Trennon said that he asked the JV coach right before practice if Coach Grover had his 12 for Varsity. The JV Coach said no...he's got 11 and there's one spot left. Trennon was a little puzzled but thought just maybe it was his. So he stepped it up one more time during practice to really show how much he wanted that spot. At the end of practice Coach Grover called him over and said something to him like 'I like your hustle, like your enthusiasm and I've got one more sport to fill on Varsity...'How would you like to play'...Trennon was in shock...said "I would love that Coach"..he said great because it's yours. He told Trennon that he wouldn't be hitting (because those spots are filled) but that he needed a really good 'Utility' person, passer and defender...Trennon was so excited and told the coach 'I'll play whatever position you want me to play...I just appreciate the opportunity and I'll do my best for you'....so here we go...
It's definitely going to be a lot of hard work and a level that Trennon is going to have to really step up too...but we know he can do it.
Way to ROCK Trennon...We are so proud of you...You are the total BOMB!!