Way to go St. Paul girls! We saw. We came. We conquered. From no knowledge of the sport to mastery of basic rules, you have made us all proud. It was a short season but it was an exciting and rewarding one. As the team have learned from the coaches, I learned much from Grade Six Girls about how to set up drills, keep up the moral, and importance of bonding with students outside of the class. I also loved the interaction with co-coaches as we had different philosophies - we had debate on the term "aggression" and "competitiveness." It was a dilemma since we are playing basketball for fun, but at the same time, we cannot win without being competitive. It was hard for us to find that balance. Overall, this was a fantastic season. I hope you girls keeps on practicing and try out for the middle school team! GO ST.PAUL!
What a day - a proud day. It felt like watching your child walk for the first time. After only two quick lunch practices, Grade Six Girl Basketball (GSGB) team was able to learn so much about the game. Seeing them play like they did was rewarding and gave me sense of pride. Maybe this is what it feels like to coach. Every rotation, I tried to give each group a feedback and a challenge for their next turn. The players had some difficult time with the flow of the game; but I think this was our fault. Their next assignment will be "YouTubing" basketball rules at home to encourage self learning and being more efficient due to lack of practice time. Lots of overhead passes were thrown which was reduced after firm feedback to the players during the break. We still have a long road ahead with short time frame but I am going to give my best to foster these young players with huge potentials. Next practice session: layup and positioning!