Holidays and Hoops

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If you are a basketball player or coach you undoubtedly have a unique relationship with the upcoming Holiday Season that is rapidly approaching! When most families think of Christmas and New Years as a time for parties, socials, dinners, gift exchanges and Christmas musicals or plays; those that are in a basketball family may have a little bit different view.

 

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The Season’s 1st Game!

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College basketball season is officially here! The first game day of the year always has a special feel for me as I have dedicated my life, up to this point, to the game of basketball. I have had the opportunity to coach in different systems under a diverse group or coaches and in several different parts of the country, but when that initial game on the schedule finally arrives it is always a very similar feeling.

 

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Pre-Season Hoops Contests!

 

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Courtesy: freedigitalphotos.net

 

Most if not all college basketball coaches refer to the season in 4 parts, the pre-season, non-conference schedule, conference, and the post season.  In a perfect world, each part prepares you to do grow as a unit and be even better when the next segment of the season arrives.  If this indeed takes place your team will find itself competing for a league championship in March and ultimately the post-season spectacle of the NCAA Tournament!

 

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Wrong Side of The Rivalry!!

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Even though I am brand new to the bayou, everybody here is as nice as can be and truly reaches out to make me feel like family! However I have found myself on the wrong side of the cheering section a couple times in the past few weeks.  I would say that I am a very interested fan of football. I have always enjoyed watching great high school, college, or even professional games.  There are many teams that I enjoy watching, however ever since I was a very young child the teams that I have claimed as “my teams” are the Miami Dolphins in the NFL and the Florida Gators at the collegiate level.  I believe this is because I always liked teams the aired it out and threw the ball a lot and when I was young and that’s what both of these teams were known for.  So, dating back to approximately the 2nd grade I have rolled with the Gators on Saturday and the Phins or Sundays!

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