January 24th, 2012 | Uncategorized
Quote of the Day: “You never stay the same. You either get better or you get worse, the choice is yours” -Dave Paulsen
What’s up guys?
This has been a slow week, but productive week as we have not started the spring semester yet. Classes begin on January 30, 2012, and as always I am looking forward to starting a new semester with new classes. As the work piles up within the semester you can expect to hear a different tone towards the workload!
SInce my last post, we have played two Premier League games versus Ballymena and Belfast Star. Both of the games resulted in wins for us, as we are starting to develop an identity as a team. This has been attributed to the hard work and effort that has been put into practice week in and week out. We continue our regular season with a game tomorrow against Queens, which we will look to continue our win streak. One of the many reasons in coming to Northern Ireland was the opportunity to spread my knowledge of basketball to people of different age groups and backgrounds. As you know I am working with the Junior Elks team, but also helping to teach key fundamental points to my teammates on the Premier League team. We have a couple younger players on our Ulster Elks team who have made considerable improvements since the start of the season partly because of the knowledge I try to offer them on the game of basketball. This is an continuous process, as it is with any player that wants to get better.
Improvements have also been witnessed in our Junior Elks team who played this weekend with a comfortable win over Magherfelt. Communication is a key factor in the success of any business, relationship, or team. This point was brought to light over the weekend when, as a coach, I had to make a decision to sit one of our better players because she did not communicate that she was able to make the game. Hopefully the punishment of sitting out the first half will have effectively warned everyone that communication is important. Nonetheless, the girls played with a lot of energy and smart fundamentals.
On a side note, I am looking forward to an upcoming trip to London with a couple of classmates before the semester gets underway!