January 24th, 2016 | Uncategorized
Throughout the years I have coached and trained many different basketball players with a wide range of ages and abilities. Despite that, coaching the OWLs (One World Ladies) is something that is completely new to me. Every Friday, I coach this wonderful group of Ladies that includes wide range of ages and abilities. This program provides an outreach to the community for many African refugees looking to get acclimated to the community. When we began this program in the fall many of these players had little understanding of the skills and rules required to play the game of basketball. It has been really enjoyable working with them every week to help develop these basic skills and understandings of the game and to more importantly have fun. It is great to see a group of people play basketball for the sole purpose of having fun. And because of this enjoyment of the game, the players have improved drastically. It is amazing to see how much progress has been made in this group with just an hour in each week.
Victory Scholar: Cory Starkey
Present University: NUI Galway
US League: Patriot League
Club/community partner: Galway Titans
Alma Mater: Bucknell University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland