October 26th, 2014 | Uncategorized
This past Saturday morning I was able to spend time with all four of the Huskies Club teams and had a great time with all of the girls! It feels great to see the relationships growing within the team and the club. Some of the 12u girls even came dressed in Halloween costumes – showing their excitement for Halloween a week early! I also had the opportunity to talk to one of the 16u girls as we waited for their training to start. We talked about the importance of practicing basketball skills at home and during the offseason, and how that’s the real key to getting better. She said that she had improved vastly just over the past year because she had practiced on her own so much. Every Saturday at training it’s evident that she loves the sport of basketball, and she plays with the same passion and fire every time she’s out on the court. She also told me that this past summer, she would either walk or bike to the UL Arena and practice her basketball drills just about every day. Imagine my surprise when I asked how far away she lived from the arena – it took her either an hour and a half to walk to the Arena or 30 minutes to bike! I sat there dumbfounded and found myself thinking about that statement. Could I really see myself, as a 16 year old, walking an hour and a half to the nearest gym to practice basketball? Needless to say I will remember that conversation for the rest of my life. If that’s not the meaning of dedication, then I don’t know what else is! It’s funny how we often think of coaching as a one-way street: we automatically think that the coaches are the ones teaching the players. In truth, I’ve learned so much from the UL Huskies girls already with my short time of being in Limerick… and I can’t wait to see what else will come my way.
Victory Scholar: Kelsey Harris
Present University: University of Limerick
Alma Mater: Elon University