As the saying goes, “Players are made in the off season, teams are made during the season.” But what if we could do both? Off season Brute Squad 2014/15 sought to answer this question, battling through a winter of record snowfall and emerging with renewed commitments to fitness, friendship, and Taylor Swift.
We continued training though January, getting outside when we could thanks to our new goaltimate listserv. In February some social GroupMe’s were established, full of plans that were promptly abandoned when the fourth blizzard rolled in. Several of us took to the courts, hoping to work out the winter’s frustrations by fouling out in rec-league basketball. Brutesketball South had a successful season with unprecedented winning record, while Brutesketball North claimed only one victory all season…against South. Many ankle braces and mended friendships later, we resumed training at Preseason Optional Open Practices, and ended the off season by skeeahreeting our way into a national beach championship.