S: DONNA SCHMITZ: #1 Winningest Coach
BC: SPIKERS | #1 Winningest Coach | SPIKERS
FC: #1 Winningest Coach | DONNA SCHMITZ
1: We hope you enjoy this memory book! | Spiker Pride
2: "I'm going behind this door, and if I can't hear you calling the ball you're all going to be running!" | QUICK FEET!! | Favorite Quotes... | Team on Three~ 1 - 2 - 3 TEAM!!!
3: "We gotta end this game with Kahoonas!!!" | "I'm not your Mama! I'm not your Daddy! and I am not your babysitter! So GO HOME!" | HOW | DO | WE | FEEL | "Now We Go!!" | J-Stroke | "Finish it."
4: Monkey Business by Danger Danger | Taking Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive | Get Down Hit the Flo' by Twista ft. Pitbull | We Are Family by Sister Sledge We are family. I got all my sisters with me. We are family. Get up everybody and sing! Everyone can see we're together as we walk on by. And we fly just like birds of a feather; I won't tell no lie. All of the people around us say, Can they be that close? Just let me state for the record: We're giving love in a family dose! | Theme Songs
5: State Tournament Appearances | 1984 | 1986 | 1987 | 1985 | 1989 | 1991 | 1990 | 2004 | 2002 | 2001 | 2011
6: DRILLS | When I was younger, I would crawl under the girls when they did their wall sits and they could only be done after I had crawled all the way through. ~Maddie Eklund | Wall Sits | Queen of the Court | Fingertip Pushups | Fire Feet | 3-man Pepper | Butterfly | Step Ups | Progressive Passing | Suicide
7: "The" Drill | No one remembers what it was called...but we all remember...
8: Breakfast before tourneys at Stukel's Corner Cafe... | Her passion for the game. Something about her was infectious and made us all want to strive for excellence. We truly were the Spiker Family. Okay...and putting press-on-nails on the night before a big game/tourney...she was impressed!! | I Remember... | Practices on Football Fridays... | Michelle Baney's "Quote": "Nike, just do it." | Popsicles and watermelon after practice during fall camp!
9: "The Pit" Does anyone else remember The Pit?? | I still have nightmares about the pit...note to self: muttering under your breath while in "the pit" does not make things easier... | Wall sits... and her "forgetting" we were down. | All of the silly counting to 10 during warm ups. I think we counted using Sesame Street, Spanish, Vietnamese (my kids now know how to count and cuss a little in Vietnamese thanks to volleyball!). | 6 am Serving Practice... | Running down main street chanting! "S.P.I.K.E.R.S Spikers, Spikers are the BEST!!"
10: I wish I still had my Tie-Dyed Shirt from the State Tourney. | MEMORIES | I love that the Volleyball team still does the same clapping cheer before the game that we did back in the early 90's... Lots and lots of great Gregory Spiker Volleyball memories: We placed 4th at State and won the Huron tournament. Just a few highlights of Coach's great career! | At the 2003 Regional Championship, Nate Hansen dressed up as an Oompa Loompa and did cartwheels down the sidelines every time we had a kill! | Once in practice, someone hit the ball and Ms. Schmitz spit pop all over the side of the court! I literally fell on the floor laughing when that happened.
11: Another thing that stands out is how she repeated everything at least three times.: "Talk, talk, talk!" "Whose, whose, whose!?" | It's like everything was specifically designed to bring us together as a team--as a family: the drills during practice, the fire-feet huddle and cheers and chants before games, the celebrations during a game, and everything in between. This extraordinary program that Ms. Schmitz has created and maintained will truly be her legacy. | She would always yell at us for "shooting" the volleyballs like basketballs. "This isn't basketball practice!" Then we would "set" them in!
12: CHANTS | We bump it and we spike it, 'cuz that's the way we like it. Our serves and digs go with it. We're the SPIKER FAMILY!! Da Da Da Da! | Here we go SPIKERS~ HERE WE GO!! | Gimme an S-S Gimme a P-P Gimme an I-I Gimme a K-K Gimme an E-E Gimme an R-R Gimme an S-S What's that spell?? SPIKERS!! | K - I - L - L K-I-L-L KILL | Who are - who are - who are we?? We are - we are - we are the: - S - P - I - K - E - R - S - SPIKERS SPIKERS ARE THE BEST!!
13: DA DIT | We are the - S - - PI - - KERS - From GHS Ohh Yes 'Cause we are the BEST!! | Down by the River Took a little walk Met a bunch of ????? Had a little talk Washed out the ????? Hung them out to dry Said we can beat the ????? Any old time!! | S-P (S-P) I-K (I-K) E-R-S (E-R-S) S-P-I-K-E-R-S Spikers Spikers Are the Best!! | Who's gonna win, gonna win gonna win?! WE ARE~WE ARE~WE ARE! Who's gonna lose, gonna lose gonna lose?! THEY ARE~THEY ARE~THEY ARE!! WHO'S GONNA WIN?? WE'RE GONNA WIN! BUMP, SET , SPIKE!! | DA DIT | DA DIT
14: The Towel | "SPIKERS!!"
15: The Psychology of the Towel: Swinging = YIPPEE!! Waving = Really Good Flicking = Good Shouldering = Neutral Wringing = Bad Throwing = Really Bad Face Covering = Uh oh...
16: IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE PLAYING FOR YOU. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR THE SPORT OF VOLLEYBALL, FOR THE TOWN OF GREGORY, AND FOR ALL OF US.
17: HERE'S TO #618... AND MANY MORE!! | CONGRATS!! FROM ALL OF YOUR GIRLS...
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