Hello from Sydney, Australia. Aly and I arrived with the entire US this morning about 9:30 AM. We are 17 hours ahead of the central time zone. It was the longest and most exhausting flight either of us have But, before we do, I will tell you a little about the day of arrival and our team.
Once we arrived we went to a delegation wide meeting and then to the hotel, which is the Novotel located on Darling Harbor. It is a very nice hotel that sits right on the harbor and where all the New Year's eve fireworks will take place. That will be a special blog for sure! After checking in, our team went to train for an hour by themselves, as all coaches had a meeting. Mainly the training was just to jog, stretch and play a little to get the legs moving about, especially since our training in Los Angeles was rained out on both days. After that we all had a walking tour of downtown Sydney. It was beautiful and seeing the world famous Opera House from across the harbor was a sight to behold.
I absolutely love our team. They have all bonded extremely well and I truly believe we will have a great run in the tournament. They are all very dedicated to the game and want to succeed. I know we will get their maximum effort every time they step on the field and I am so excited to be able to coach them in this great event in Australia.
So, it is time to sleep, so I will say good night until we write again. Our first game will be on Sunday, Dec. 26 at 10:30 AM against one of the 2 Australia teams.
Coach Goldfarb from Australia