Freshers Team

October 16th, 2014 | Uncategorized

I just finished my second week of coaching the Carlow Ladies Freshers team this week and have already been seeing great improvement overall. Some of the girls have never played basketball before so the first week I had to go over the basics. And by the basics I mean explaining what all of the lines on the court mean, how to properly shoot and dribble a basketball and the basic concepts of defense. One of my biggest challenges was trying to keep things interesting during the training session since some of the girls are more advanced then others. But one thing that I realized about myself that I have improved on is…..patience! I didn’t even realized this until one of my players (who has never played basketball before and English is not strong) came up to me after the training session and thanked me for continuously stopping to explain what to do and help her out during drills. It is interesting that sometimes the little things that you do can really help and benefit others without you even knowing it. It felt good knowing that people do appreciate the work the scholars are doing here in Ireland.


This past week of training the Freshers team, I have seen great improvement in each player. I feel like everyone is on the same page now in regards to the basics of basketball and how to properly play the sport. I was able to put in some offensive plays and zone defense this week. There is a lot more room for improvement over the next 4 training sessions before the tournament in November which we are all very excited for!

“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.” – Michael Jordan


Victory Scholar: Jessica Koci

Sport League: Atlantic 10

Present University: Institute of Technology Carlow

Alma Mater: La Salle University

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