January is a busy month for our High Performance Department and their Development teams.
Our High Performance Manager, David Ingham, wraps-up the tournaments in the below note:
East Coast Challenge - Country Cup – Southern Cross Challenge 2018
In January each year we have a number of development tournaments that give the High Performance programs an opportunity for the development of our players and coaches in a high intensity environment. This year (as is the case every year) the tournaments were very successful in the area of development of both players and coaches. While striving to win every game, a big picture focus is put on giving opportunities to every player in each team and making sure that both individuals and teams make improvement throughout the tournament.
In summary, each of the tournaments in 2018 had some winning teams and some teams that were a little up and down in their scoreboard results, but I was happy with the development shown by all teams.
While we are “on the road” a focus is also put on development off the court, both in a basketball and growth as people. The behavior and mental toughness shown this year was fantastic, and each year we look at implementing new activities into the program that will benefit the off court growth of our athletes and help with preparing our teams for national championships later in the year.
I would like to thank all players, coaches and support staff for their efforts in making all these tournaments a successful, enjoyable environment in January 2018.