Players on WC Red volleyball team hail from many different school districts. Together, they form one unified group of youth athletes, leaving any preconceived rivalries behind.
They can thank their team mom, Cheri LeFevre, for helping form the foundations of team spirit and community. Each practice, game and tournament, they demonstrate a level of cohesion that is often times difficult to reach. LeFevre’s love for laughter and commitment to team play, makes her our Weplay Team Mom of the Week.
LeFevre, 50, is always there to offer a helping hand. It could be a ride to a game, or a shoulder to cry on - LeFevre is 100 percent reliable. Her 10 years of experience as an eating disorders counselor combined with church volunteer efforts, has given her the resources and patience needed to successfully work with teenage female athletes.
Her attitude radiates in every aspect of her life both, with her team and as a mother. LeFevre and her husband Dave have three kids, all of which play sports. Their eldest, 20-year-old RC, is an avid climber. Jaye, 17, is a member of her high school golf and cross country teams. The youngest, Joelle, 15, plays for the WC Red.
LeFevre is a busy lady between her job and family life, which is why organization plays a key factor in her day-to-day life. Weplay has been the perfect resource for her to coordinate her team’s needs. “Weplay has been extremely handy for streamlining communication to both players and parents,” commented LeFevre. She also enjoys being able to give props as positive reinforcements.
And she’s had plenty of opportunities to do so. The WC Red kicked off their 2011 season with bang, winning their very first tournament. Looks like her commitment to a united community early on is paying off.
Congratulations again to our Team Mom of the Week, Cheri LeFevre!
Cheri LeFevre’s Recommendations for Fellow Team Moms:
Establish a calendar of planned events and provisions as early in the season as possible!
Assist and serve the coaching staff. Ask the coach how you can best help and what the team needs are, so they are free to focus on coaching.
Inform parents of your team needs, and be sure to thank them along the way!
Does your team mom have that unique ability to handle anything? Nominate them to be our next TPOW.