This has been my programmed spiel for the past 2 years, teaching beginners, intermediate players and even advanced players, the game of Ultimate Frisbee. It's been 2 years since I held my very first training session. It's been 2 years since I embarked on this topsy-turvy journey. After 8 leagues, 100+ players taught, endless spillage of blood sweat and tears, and countless memories along the way, Super Bueno is now 2 years old!
I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have met such diverse group of people. 'Family' is always the word we throw around and rightly so. It's not everyday you get a chance to be part of something like this. You'll have your basketball teams in school, or organizations and clubs in college, but this team transcends all those groups. There's nothing quite like the Bueno family.
It just gives me warm and fuzzy feelings inside just imagining 20-30 years from now, when we're all retired from the game, but we'd look back with fond memories about our glory days. Our kids would probably be playmates, and we'd all still keep in touch one way or another. That's the type of legacy that we're looking at right now. And I can imagine by then, there's still a team called Super Bueno winning championships all over the world. Hey if we're gonna dream, might as well dream big!
There's this quote by Chuck Palahniuk, "We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." That's always been the goal for Super Bueno. Players come and go, but the team and the system we built should outlast all of us. The name in the front of the jersey is always more important than the name at the back. As long as the goal is clear, Super Bueno will keep marchin' on.