This article is part of the USA Women's Eagles Final in '14 blog. All entries are written exclusively by members of the women's national team.
I feel confident in this moment. Presently, we are approaching the first competition event of the year: the CanAm games. The rest of the summer will be filled with traveling and games before we finally arrive in Paris but I believe our most effective weapon is our individual ability to remain in the present moment. This weekend the CanAm squad members are attending regional preparation camps, one on the east coast and one on the west coast. This is our chance to organize our structure and practice together in a high performance environment before we meet back up in Canada. Each pass, each phase, and each protein shake has a purpose. It's an investment in the team that will be realized August 1st, 5th, 9th, 13th, and 17th. But, until then, everything I am able to control is in this moment. We have two more practice session tomorrow, more moments to take and hold captive to our goal #Finalin14. More pattern plays to call, more passes to place into the hands of my team mates, and more confidence to instill within our team.
This weekend may seem busy and rushed but it's just a bundle of moments we will carry with us through August 17th.