October 19th, 2012 | Uncategorized
This is the pressure I felt while coaching my first Ulster Elks U16 girls basketball game as we faced a two point deficit with ten seconds remaining on the clock. These girls have not lost a game in nearly two years and I do not want to be the coach when this streak is broken. That is why I jumped with unbridled joy as we hit a buzzer beater to tie the game up. The bench players rushed onto the floor, tackled their new hero that hit the clutch jump shot and used that momentum to get the win in overtime. Of course at the U16 level, coaching is about teaching the girls basketball and having fun, but no one can argue that winning makes having fun much easier!