First Day of Basketball Today
David has decided to try a new sport this year. Â After trying the Aussie Hoops program over theÂ ChristmasÂ break he really got into it and decided to join a team. Â The guys running Aussie Hoops decided to create a new team with the kids from the Aussie Hoops group. Â This new team is called the Cranbourne Bulls.
The first training for the season was held last Saturday the 4th of Feb. Â During the training we needed some parents to step up as Manager, Coach and Scorer. Â I don’t think I stepped back fast enough as I am now the coach of the Cranbourne Bulls. Â This should be a lot of fun considering I haven’t played basketball since high school which was some time last century.
The first game was held today. Â At the whistle we had just got four kids turn up out of a team of eight. Â Chris from the basketball association is helping get the team started and point me in the right line for coaching these kids. Â The comment for today was “as long as they are running in the right direction I will be happy”.
The whistle blew, the game started, and unbelievably the kids did really well. Â They not only ran in the right direction, most of them remembered to dribble the ball, we had the occasional pass and even shots at goal. Â There were a lot of grins on the boys faces at timeouts and half time. Â They were really enjoying themselves. Â With appropriate prompting from Chris I was even having fun, running around the court telling the boys to keep their hands up, pass the ball and… SHOOT DAMMIT, oops did I say that out loud.
The final score was 0 – 12 against us with 5 team fouls to 1 which was a really good result for these guys. Â For a first match ever for all of them, and probably their first competitive sport match as well I was really impressed. Â Onwards and Upwards.