It is interesting to me, especially as an artist and photographer that after 5 weeks with this team and two weeks into the season, that it took this type of documentation and or visual to really make me see what is happening in the moment. To gain a true perspective.
My players see me as a hard ass, I push them intensely and I don't miss many of their imperfections as players. I want them to be the best they can be, I want them to be a part of a special team. So as I look at these pictures I realize, as I always have as a teacher, that these are truly incredible kids and that I care for them tremendously.... win or lose.
So we press on to week 2, under prepared, under established but restless to be better. We are very eager to experience life and all of its obstacles and opportunities. This is my team, we are all very proud people, we are all imperfect, we are the Walsenburg Panthers, 2017.