Well another season of basketball is off and running. The girls faced off in their first up hit out against Bulleen 11, in what could be described as an open game – that is a game without much defensive pressure/structure they applied themselves quiet well.

I must say I like what I saw (in patches) during that game, and would imagine those who were at the game saw a glimpse of what could be as we strive to create a well-balanced cohesive unit (they also seem to be a very nice bunch of girls as well!). Good first up game girls and over the next couple of weeks we will be working very hard to tighten things up as we prepare for the regular season and beyond.

Game day Takeaways:

  • Good first up team effort – I liked the endeavour of the girls as they settle in to a new team in a different grade
  • Defensive running –  That is the support running back once the ball is turned over – girls this is something we all need to work on in the coming weeks
  • Defensive technique – We had a large foul count today and a lot of this is due to poor defensive technique – don’t get too concerned about that right now as we will be working hard on this during training.

Girls please study the handout I gave you post game and Please Please….Practice your basics at home – we all need to improve our basic ball handling this is something you can do at home just give it 10 mins a day and watch the difference!

On to training – Due to the disruptions at Ivanhoe Grammar School we will be training at IPS with an U12:4 team (Thanks John) I will be there from 5:55pm and it would be great if as many girls as possible could get there a little earlier so we can work on our collective game. – Thanks to Bruce for his fill in role on the bench today!

Please bring;

Size 6 Basketball

Runners that you play in

Drink bottle

See you all there – Go Knights!!!

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