October 10th, 2014 | Uncategorized
It is definitely different being on the other side of the white lines. And by white lines, I mean the sideline and baseline of the basketball court. I’ve recently started coaching a girl’s secondary school team once a week and it’s been a blast, but also somewhat different.
Throughout my entire career (up until now) every time I went to practice, all I had to worry about was showing up on time and giving it all I had. It’s definitely a change. I’ve always known how much coaches prepare for practice, but I don’t think you really realize it until you actually have to do it. Now, instead of just showing up and playing, I have to prepare a practice plan and think about how I can teach these kids and get the most out of them.
I’m not going to lie, it can be difficult at times, especially when I’m trying to think of fun and effective drills, but I love being able to give back and teach these girls, most of whom have never played basketball before, all of the things I have learned throughout my career. It truly is rewarding to see how these girls progress and really want to learn the game and get better! I’m so excited to coach them and see how much they grow as the season goes on.
Victory Scholar: Nicole Krusen
Sport League: Patriot League
Present University: National University of Ireland Galway
Alma Mater: Loyola College