“The hardest part for the kids was not being able to make it to the world championships last year and knowing there was a small chance that it wouldn’t happen this year,” the coach said. of Black Ops Jessica Marshall-Green. âIt was the motivation, that we were going for the kids who couldn’t go last year. It made it feel like this event was the end of not one but two seasons and it was is what made it so much more special to us. “
Forests Elite has become “the brand” not only across Texas, but also nationwide after years of winning in local and national competitions.
âThe secret to being on top of this sport is the mindset,â she said. âThat doesn’t mean you have to be the best, the strongest, the fastest, the smartest, but you have to be coachable and have the mindset that I’m going to work hard to be the best I can be. it means getting certain skills or just being a great teammate and motivating others, it’s all pieces of the puzzle that make this program one of the best in the country. â
Several members of Black Ops are saying goodbye for the time being to Woodlands Elite as they pursue their craft at the college level.
Klein’s Sean Henderson has been on the Ohio State cheering team, while Klein Cain’s Lily Koop will cheer on the Oklahoma Sooners.
âCheering on in front of 105,000 screaming fans at Ohio State is going to be amazing,â said Henderson. “The sporting environment is amazing there.”
Timmy Gordon of Ridge Point travels to Oklahoma state, where the Cowboys won their seventh NCA National Championship in April.
âI loved the atmosphere at OSU and can’t wait to represent Woodlands Elite on the college scene,â said Gordon.
Their memories and life lessons will forever be etched in them and all members of Woodlands Elite at the end of the 2021 season.
âWinning Worlds was unreal,â said Koop. âWe really had no words when they announced our name. It was only a moment that we knew all of our hard work and dedication had paid off. What made him so special was was to earn it with your best friends. “
As many cleared the mat one last time, on the day we visited there were hundreds of athletes stretching and falling as they prepared for the 2021-2022 trials which were only minutes away.
They don’t bask in their glory for long as it’s back to work for the better of the nation.
âWe had a mantra, ‘For God and good karma’, we play this sport and we break our buttocks and work hard for God to give us talents and strengths,â said Marshall-Green. âWe preach to put good karma in the world and you get it back. Be good to each other. This is what we are trying to teach these young adults, so I hope this is the lesson that we are trying to teach these young adults. ‘they will learn when they come here. “