Some aren’t taken as seriously, but Sean Persky and Bengal Baseball flips that viewpoint around. When athletes get a chance to compete against other athletes from across the country it gives them a chance to evaluate their level of play and improve from there.
Persky is the head coach.
“Competing for FD and representing our team in general is kind of what drives all of us representing FD – the brotherhood, all of us, not just for ourselves”. “But once the season is over with, you can start trading”. If they don’t want to go through the Positive Coaching Alliance training, they will not coach in GBS.
And teams are built during the year.
“The shutout was the most important part”, he said.
“It’s my first time doing back-to-back games”. The team went 2-2, falling to Northern Arizona and OR, but defeated Wyoming, and Boise State.
“We talked in the intermission that games like this usually don’t end with a pretty goal, that it was probably going to be something ugly, so put lots of pucks on net from all angles and keep your sticks down going to the net”. “Unless he’s hurt, he’s going to get every minute this year”. “Whether she got there or not, she put forth the effort”.
“We’ve been playing with each other for four years now, our team chemistry is really good”, she said. “I’m proud of their mental toughness and encouraged to see so many guys stepping up in clutch situations”, said Henry.
Esry’s senior basketball season included a pair of early games during which she set the record for most points by a Lady Bulldog in a single game, and then broke her uncle’s school record of most points in a game by a player, boy or girl. Numerous players had homework to do and still managed to get to school.
Their home games are April 14-15, 21-22, and May 4-5.
Coach (Melvin) Jenkins, he’s not here no more but he always kept telling me, “Keep faith in what you do”.
“If teams collapse we can kick it out to an outside player who can hit a three or drive or dish it off”, he said. A lot of the concepts and movements in lacrosse are very similar to basketball and soccer, so it really helps players transition I think. “Our bats are starting to come around and everyone’s swing looks good”.
Siraj Dail is looking forward to the conference tournament and said that is every man for himself.
“They control their future”, Persky said. “It also depends on the size of the school but I have been emailing coaches and plan on meeting with them and their players. And I just wanted to add my knowledge to the game with their knowledge and it’s going in the right direction right now”.