Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cross Training

Right as the U.S. team was starting training today, the U.S. Women's Basketball Team came by the practice field to say hi, but the Americans were already into their warm-up. So after the USA's training, as the basketball practice was finishing up, almost all of the soccer players stopped by the gym to say hi and wish the hoopsters the best in their semifinal. A few minutes later, the U.S. Women's Volleyball team walked into the gym to begin their practice and suddenly the place was packed with some of the finest female team-sport athletes in America. Of course, the U.S. players wanted to shoot some hoops and play with the volleyball and the basketball players tried a few soccer tricks (they were pretty good!) and then all three teams posed for a picture. It was definitely a unique Olympic experience and all the WNT players sincerely enjoyed the chance to meet, and in some cases reunite (as a bunch of the players knew each other) with the other athletes as everyone wished each well on their gold medal quests. Best of all? We caught a bunch of it on video. Click below to see our very special WNT video blog.

Editor's Note: The soccer players look really, really short.

video

11 comments:

Shannon said...

That was amazing to see all those elite women athletes in one room. Thanks for sharing!

Kristina T said...

That's awesome! Go USA WOMEN!

Meredith said...

i think this is the best US WNT blog video to date. I really enjoyed it. I have to say, the US in general has some really really cool people playing for us. Lets all hope for the trifecta and get gold in all three. GO USA.

alexrae said...

hahaha this video is awesome! Tobin's got some mad skills! =] I can't wait to get up and watch the game against Brazil! GO USA!

Gurpal Dosanjh said...

That video was funny! Our USA girls got skillz. Loved the volleyball game without the use of hands--amazing!

paparazzi_mama said...

Wow! That was absolutely amazing to see! What a wonderful oportunity for everyone to lay back and relax. The soccer/volleyball game was pretty impressive as were Tobin's skills on a basketball! LOL.

Helen said...

"Editor's Note: The soccer players look really, really short."

Hey! Some of my BEST FRIENDS are short... including me! :-)

Great to see two groups of amazing women cross paths... now, if only Crystl and Co. had shown up!

flowers said...

that was awesome! haha I was waiting for one of the girls to bust out some Volleyball skills. lol Tash is hilarious. and I loved heather's trick from her "hoops days" LOL. Good Luck in the final Ladies! I'll be cheering and watching! in fact me and my bff (the one that ditched with me to go meet ya here in el paso :D) are having a party at 6 am where we're gonna be watching the game!

skrmum said...

I think it's called soccer tennis; my daughter's coach uses it; I think to teach them to learn how to put the ball into the air with control and then control a ball that comes to the them in the air. This may explain why the WNT was so proficient at it.

Anyway, you go WNT. Seems like it's raining in Beijing right now. You showed your stuff v. Canada in the rain. I KNOW tou can do it again!

As HAO might say say, you just need opportunity to meet your preparation.

Best,

skrmum

Mr.R.P. said...

that's a great picture..only in the Olympics. Great to see all the athletes really excited about their country mates.

Emily said...

the team should do another video of ball tricks. it's been a while since the competition video that tobin won