U12 Girls

Posted By: Kelsey Ellis
Posted On: January 21st, 2017
Attending: Trinity College Dublin

I have to take a moment to brag on my U12s team, not only because they’re the cutest and sweetest girls ever, but also because they ball so hard. After losing two games very early on in the season, they haven’t lost since! They’re 7-2 if I remember correctly… And they just recently beat one of the teams that beat them by 20 early on in the year!

At first, I was hesitant about getting moved from the 16s team to the 12s. I enjoyed really being able to coach the older girls with more advanced drills, but only recently have I realized that it’s with the younger kids that you really make an impact. They’re still young enough to correct flaws in their shooting form or fix bad dribbling habits and the like. Not to mention, they’re still young enough to not be “too cool” to goof off. I love being the assistant coach under the mature Terry because he gets the fun task of making the girls calm down while I still get to enjoy goofing off with them while he’s not there. It’s like good cop bad cop.

Before a training session a few days ago, one of the little ones taught me something very interesting. In the States, when you carry someone on your back, it’s called a “piggy back ride”. Who would have ever guessed that here it’s called a “camel back”?? There’s your fun fact for the day.

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