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2024 Cowgirl Camp - Registration OPEN NOW!

2024 MIDDLE SCHOOL PREP Camp

2023-24 Club Season Current Information

Practice times and locations for the 2023-24 season are below. Registration is now open

Practices will begin November 19th for 10U and 12U and November 21nd for 14U.

No practice November 23 and 24 for 10U, 12U, and 14U.

10 U Sunday 3-4 pm; Wednesday 5:15-6:15 pm @ BBE

12U Sunday 4-5:15 pm; Wednesday 6:15-7:30 pm @ BBE

14U Academy Tuesday and Thursday 6-8 pm @ CCMS

14U Black Tuesday and Thursday 6:15-8:15 @ Powell Butte Charter School

16/18 Black (extended locals - Makayla) : Sunday 5:00 -8:00 pm @ CCHS and Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm @ BBE

16/18 Red and Silver: Sunday 5:00-8:00 pm and Wednesday 6:00-8:30 pm @ CCMS

 

Tournament Dates:

10U: 12/23, 1/14, 1/28, and2/18

12U: 1/7, 1/21, 2/11, and 3/3

14U: 1/20, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, and 3/10

16/18U Local: 12/30, 1/13, 2/3, 2/25, and 3/9

16/18U Extended Local: 12/30, 1/13, 2/3, and 2/17 hosted by RR + Silver State Invitational @ Reno, NV - 1/27&28, AAU PNW Grand Prix @ Auburn, WA - 2/24&25, and NW Juniors @ Centralia, WA - 3/9&10

For any additional questions please email, call or text Makayla Linburg or Kristy Struck

Makayla Lindburg

lindburg1194@gmail.com

Cell: 541-233-6938

 

Kristy Struck

kristyrcvbc@gmail.com

541-233-8844

COACHES CORNER

Welcome to Rimrock

This new addition to the website entitled "Coach's Corner" is a chance for us to highlight the positive things happening at Rimrock. We will share highlights from practices and tournaments, coaching philosophy, coaching biographies, inspiring podcasts, videos, and books, and words of encouragement here. We look forward to partnering with our community to provide opportunities for our young people to succeed and grow. 

Cheers to a great season ahead,

Kristy Struck

I Love Watching You Play!

Today, since it is the end of the first week of the new year, I was considering my yearly goal to read 2 or more books focused on coaching and improving my skills for the kids I share the gym with. Now, as my role is changing and I am retiring from coaching, I was pondering "what should my focus be?" Should I focus on self-healing and growth, should I focus on books about art, or should I find a book that helps me achieve my current goal to leave Rimrock a little better than I found it. That reminded me of a book I read a few years back, "Every Moment Matters," by John O'Sullivan. This book focused on building successful youth programs and philosophies that fosters success for many kids and builds good humans. 

 O'Sullivan lives in Bend, Oregon, and is an accomplished soccer coach at all levels of play. He started the Changing the Game Project in 2012 after he noticed that kids were dropping out of sports in overwhelming numbers by the age of 13, in fact 70% of them . Kids who were passionate about playing where suddenly leaving the game they love, the game that brought them so much joy, and the game that is so much of who they are.  If you ask your kids why they play sports, my guess is they will say it is to have fun, to be with their friends, to learn something new, or to get better at whatever skill it is they are trying to learn. Very few athletes say it is about winning. They love winning and value it and all the hard work that goes into a win, however, it is coaches and parents that put the focus on winning. O'Sullivan sites a study that asked kids why they quit sports and the responses are heartbreaking: they are sick and tired of being criticized and yelled at by coaches and parents, they are afraid to make mistakes on and off of the court/field, and an emphasis on winning leads to a lack of playing time, growth, and goal making.  

John O'Sullivan is also the man behind the quote, "I love watching you play!" He believes and has proof from real life examples how impactful this simple phrase can be. He has a Ted Talk that is thoughtful and important for all sports parents to listen to. I hope that you will take a few moments and listen to this light-hearted, yet passionate and heartfelt presentation.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VXw0XGOVQvw

As for the book I will start this week? John O'Sullivan's, Changing the Game: The Parent's Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids. What can I say? I still have some work to do and some things to learn. I will continue to share what I learn and hope that my goal inspires you to make a goal for the new year that is fulfilling and offers growth. 

Happy New Year to all of you,

Kristy


Makayla Lindburg

Club Director

Phone: 5412336938

Kristy Struck

Phone: 541-233-8844