Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"MISS VAL- IF I DIDN'T KNOW YOU BETTER I'D THINK YOU WERE BORED!"



Apparently that is what Aisha Gerber said to Miss Val as they warmed up bars at the 2009 NCAA National Championships.  And Miss Val claimed she didn't want to look bored, it was just that she knew her team was doing what they could do ordinarily, it was just about ensuring that nothing "out of the ordinary" happened.
The key for the Bruins last year?  By finals, they were able to label their feelings "enthusiasm and excitement, instead of nerves and stress'.  At this point, it seems, there was nought Val needed to do but stand back and watch.  I guess her whole 'calm and confidence psychology lesson of the year paid right off!
Watch what else she had to say in a recent interview on Bruin Talk.  Her interview begins just under fifteen minutes in.
Oh yeah, and look out for the very 'Dad' joke about the  'Cheng Fei- Feng Shui" by the presenter and Miss Val's far funnier story about the Chinese 'spies' who are onto Vanessa's Cheng!!
Also, interesting that she says she always felt like a 'glorified manager' rather than a coach.  Interesting one for her critics.  Personally, I think head coach means something a lot different in college gymnastics than it does in elite.
You will, I warn, get sick of the word bubble!


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