Preseason games have begun for the Boys' Basketball and Boys' Soccer league. This past Tuesday, we played Waldorf 's Basketball team and suffered a tough loss with a score of 16-52. We look forward to playing Waldorf in Soccer later today, so stay tuned for that result in next week's blog.
In this blog, I want to talk about the Boys' Basketball team and our progress so far. I assist Mr. Dinh on the coaching staff for both sports, however, my knowledge in basketball is finite when compared to soccer. After being assistant coach for 3 years in basketball, I've learned a lot from Mr. Dinh and his playbook. During my time at Emerson, the basketball team has consisted of an entirely new squad of players every year. A couple players have played organized basketball once before, but most of those who are on the squad have only played basketball through pick-up games at parks or gyms. Our team's biggest weakness is the team chemistry for now. It's always nice to see new guys join the team, but it also takes time to learn the plays. Mr. Dinh focuses a lot of time on the plays to ensure the team's success. The loss against Waldorf was an eye opener for the team, because once we were in a real game situation, it was as if we forgot the plays we practiced. This it definitely understandable, as the pressure during a game is tough to adapt to for a player still adapting to competitive play.
This tough loss, however, was very productive for the team's mentality at our practice the following day. I could see that the team really wanted to learn more about how to space out the court, set screens, and make the smart passes and plays. It was refreshing to witness the team during that practice, and I am eager to see the results at our next basketball game. Win or lose, I look forward to seeing this young team's progress throughout the season.
Novice blogger entering the world of writing to share my experience as a teacher/coach at Emerson Choice Academy. Go bears!