Girly Girl Lindsay Zimmerman wants to be MADE into a Rugby Player.
Why? Cause the kids at her school say she is fake and she wants to prove them wrong. She is a popular girl at Westerville North HS in Westerville, Ohio. She is part of a group of girls know as the Fab 5, who tan, wear fake finger and toe nails and flip flops regardless of the weather. Part of this image issue goes back to middle school were Lindsay was teased about being too pale, called an albino all the time. She didn't like being teased and went overboard on looking good, (she gets up 2 hours before school to put herself together) getting highlights and tans. She spent over $800 on tanning in 2005. Her mother comments that she will pay for it in the future and have skin like and alligator. Where does she get the money? Oh, she also has a boyfriend of 3 yrs named Thomas.
Lindsay receives a package from her Made Coach on Day 1, Feb 20, 2006 that she needs to start running 1.5 miles a day, wear rugby shoes and carry a rugby ball with her everywhere. A couple days later while the Fab 5 is tanning the girls tanning session gets interrupted by Lindsay's Made Coach, Greg. Greg plays for the Cinncinati Wolfhounds, a Division 1 men's rugby team. Lindsay is intimidated by her coach. Greg takes her home and starts working her out in the backyard, to over come her fear of MUD he makes her fall into a mud puddle over and over again. Then they start working out, 5 minutes in she has an asthma attack. Gregg tells her she is in terrible shape and they need to be working out 2 hours a day. For the next 2 weeks Gregg sends Lindsay to a strength coach to build some muscle in addition to building her stamina by running everyday.By this time LIndsay is finally ready to start practicing with the Westerville Lady Worms, they were 2nd in the state last yr. The girls are not too keen on Lindsay joining them. Greg shows up at the end of practice and tells Lindsay to run some more sprints she has another asthma attack and is so embarassed that she refuses to go to practice the next day. Lindsay is not happy with Gregg. Finally she goes the 3rd day. By day 28, March 19 the Fab 5 are unhappy Lindsay is not hanging out with them and it looks as if the group may be breaking up. Day 29, March 20th, Thomas never sees Lindsay, they have a big fight and it looks as if the relationship is over. Lindsay is upset with everyone cause they do not understand how important this is to her. Lindsay gets to play flanker on her school team but unless she learns to tackle and do it she will not be allowed to play in a real game. Gregg takes her to tackle practice and later 2 of her team mates help her practice. She is finally getting the technique down. Finally in a scrimmage at school she tackles a teammate. So after 5 wks of training Lindsay gets to play a real game against another team. Her parents, Fab 5 and Thomas all show up to support her. She does not do well during the first half but finally starts to tackle and handle the ball during the second half. Gregg is thrilled with her performance. Thus ends another episode of MADE.
note: isn't it funny how kids can tease you about certain things in middle school and you react and then you get reamed for your reaction later in high school.