March 2014 training is in the books. I’m enjoying every bit of it.
I’ve watched players go from being frustrated with handling 2 basketballs to now being able to dribble 2 basketballs at a time. I’ve watched players go from not being able to at least hit the rim while performing a layup to know making layups.
My 7 year old niece is in the middle of her first basketball season ever and her growth is amazing. She is a natural leader as she directs her teammates and shows her emotions after the game.
It is such a joy to watch players get better and gain confidence.
Below is a video from the Junior training session on March 22, 2014. I’m explaining to the players how to demand the basketball. Then I demonstrate the 30 Second Jump Shooting drill.
Let me tell you something about me. I don’t do anything. I’m the type of person that goes to work and go straight home. Or I would go to work then head to a basketball game. Or I would go to work and head to basketball practice or to training. That has been my life for as long as I can remember.
I say that because my activity of the month is supposed to be out of the ordinary activities. However, if I do anything PERIOD, that’s out of the ordinary. I live a pretty boring life. I have always been to myself and a home body.
So that’s why I decided to incorporate this activity of the month to force me to get off my couch and out of the house. It’s been entertaining so far to search for things to do. It’s been even more challenging to cough up the money for these activities because I am cheap. You should see me analyzing whether I want to do this or that because of how much it cost.
The first two weeks of training has been awesome. It is overwhelming to see the growth of my training sessions. I can think back to early last year when some days I only had 1 or 2 players working out with me. By the time I completed hosting sessions, I was averaging about 12 players per session. This year, over the past two weeks I have been averaging over 20 players. I’m excited for the amount of young ladies interested in learning the game and growing in the sport.