In Their Own Words

February 8th, 2014 | Uncategorized

Read what Huskies 12U players Fiona, Roisin, Amie, Dearv and Emily wrote about in their homework assignment on five sentences about why they enjoy playing basketball and coming to training:


Fiona (Point Guard)

“I get to meet new friends. It keeps me healthy. It’s the best sport ever. It’s really fun. I love playing matches against the other teams.”


Roisin (Guard)

“I enjoy playing basketball because you have fun and make lots of new friends. You learn cool new ways to play basketball!! I always look forward to the weekend because we have a match. I love that at the end of term we have fun days and there are bouncy castles yeeeaahh!! The coaches are fun and kind but can be strict sometimes but mean well.”


Amie (Guard)

“I like playing basketball because it is fun and I love the sport and I would like to improve by practicing and I would like to run more and not be tired after.”


Dearv (Guard/Small Forward)

“I enjoy playing basketball because it’s a fun jumpy sport. It’s something to look forward to during the week. We have lovely fun trainers like Marian, Cathy etc. Its fun and you get to make lots of new friends. It’s a good sport to keep you fit and going.”


Emily (Center)

“I enjoy playing basketball because I think it is a great sport to keep fit. The most important thing is to listen to the coaches so you can learn new skills in every training session. My old principle said listening is the most important skill you can have so I think we all should listen to what we are told then talk and shoot more layups and make great passes to each other. Help make more space in the court so the person with the ball can go for a shot and start winning more matches and getting better on defense and help our teammates on offense to get the ball up the court and to get us baskets so we can win and run more.”


Well said girls!  Some of the main themes are centered on making friends, having fun, staying fit and playing matches. I started laughing when I read Roisin’s statement about the coaches being strict sometimes, but mean well. They are starting to understand the seriousness of the sport, but also know that they can have a really great time. I think this assignment helped the girls self-reflect and practice went really well today. I would also like to give a special shout out to my teammate, Aisling, for joining the coaching crew. 

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