Enjoying the moment comes first.
July 15, 2018 by Daniel Prentice in News with 0 comments
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Colombia’s Revolution kept a loose attitude and made sure to enjoy the moment on their first day of the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships. It’s a primary focus of the team’s head coach Mauricio Moore that the team does not seek on-field success at the expense of having fun. That was perhaps most evident in the team’s dance routine, performed during halftime of their opening game against Gentleladies (BEL). Gabriela Jimenez claimed the role of choreographer for the team routine, though she did admit that about four players on the team generally shared choreography duties.
For my money, Moore’s ability to keep up with the routine while reviewing team stats on an iPad was the most impressive part of the performance.
Revolution maintained the aura of their team dance throughout the day, both on the field and off. Their whole team identity is predominantly built around their jovial and energetic personalities. Manuela Cardenas,1 in particular, is an absolute force of positive energy.
But all of the personalities of the Revolution team seem to blend together very well. Moore detailed the team’s week in Cincinnati leading up to the tournament and painted the picture of a team that would rather spend time with each other at their hotel than do anything else. Moore explained how much time the took to decide what they were all going to do, eventually deciding on enjoying the downtown area rather than taking in King’s Island Waterpark. After deciding to eat lunch before exploring the area, the team chose to simply go back to the hotel and get back to playing volleyball at the pool.
Revo plays with a fun and exciting style that helps them win an awful lot of games. But all of that starts with their team team ethos off it, and it was on full display throughout their time at the fields on Day 2 of the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships.
the committed dancer in the front and middle of the video, with the number 8 on her shorts ↩