The Gift of Coaching

February 6th, 2016 | Uncategorized

The main component of the Sport Changes Life Victory Scholar program is to be active in the community, and inspire the youth to strive for excellence in sport, academics, and in personal development. It is that very ethos that attracted to me to this wonderful program.  


At first I was a little hesitant about coaching, I really wanted to make an impact, but didn’t quite know how it was going to go! After 5 months, (cant believe I’ve already been here for 5 months!) I can honestly say that there has been vast improvement with the girls I have had the pleasure to coach.


I work with Hannah and Sarah, two UL Huskies under 14 players once a week to work on individual skills. I look forward to this session every week for many reasons. For one, they’re awesome and I love hanging out and talking to them… they’re definitely way cooler than I was at the age of 14. And two, because they want to get better and improve their game.


Even though I already really enjoy the sessions, it’s even more awesome when I see the girls growing and developing into great basketball players. Seeing them improve week in and week out, using the moves I taught them, and hearing how well they’re doing in their games is the most fulfilling feeling! There is a sense of pride that comes with knowing that I am taking part in helping them grow into the great basketball players that they are becoming.


It truly is an indescribable feeling that is absolutely addicting. It motivates me to find new drills, to challenge them, and to come to every session with lots of energy and enthusiasm.


I look forward to the next upcoming months with these two, as well as all the other girls I have the honor of coaching! The glimmers of excellence are becoming more and more frequent, and I can’t wait to see how far we can go!       


A huge shout out to the GOATs (Greatest Of All Time), Hannah and Sarah, for this blog post inspiration.


Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies

Alma Mater: St. Francis College 

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland


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