So it is month #2 and school is definitely kicking my butt. It’s coming down to the last couple of weeks and assignment due dates are starting to approach. Surely, it has taken me a significant amount of time adapting to my schedule and the curriculum of professors. It is a grind week in and week out. On the lighter side of things, I’ve had a chance to work with two of the local secondary school’s senior boy’s basketball teams. Once a week I have a session where I get to coach the boys on some fundamentals and drills that will help improve their basketball skills. Next to weekend games with my club, I look forward to working with these teams every week. They always bring this excitement and attentive mindset to learn and work hard. In turn, it gets me pumped up and hyped for each session. I’m learning more and more that I enjoy coaching the kids. At the end of every session, the boys teach me a new Irish word and I am striving to say all of these words fluently. I love teaching them about all that sports has to offer off the court. These boys are a apart of a brotherhood and they may not even realize it.
This is the first week where I will get a chance to watch both teams play in their games this week and I am looking forward to watching each one. I always see some of the boys at our home games and now I can revert that same support back to them.