Just wanted to throw a quick good luck out to all of you. I hope you get a good freshmen group in this year and finially make some noise in the section. I will try to continue to send you guys some things to think about during practice and tournaments. Also hope to throw some drill ideas and defensive schemes Finches way. The captains and current teammates may want to talk over:
1) what their goals are this year
2) how you are going to achieve the team goals
3) have the team completely commit to the above ideas (something the goats are famous for missing)
It may also be a good time to think about practice structure as well. A few drills and mostly playing can really only help so much. Possibly think about a set of drills that focus on a certain concept (like marking, cutting, D positioning) and then play a short situational game to 5. Then more drills that add to the first concept and go over what went wrong and right during the game.
And last but not least, conditioning! I have a couple really interesting drills that work on both in game concepts as well as making you run tired. I think it will be good to get you guys working on conditioning early instead of just waiting till beginning of spring.
So again... good luck and I hope the season brings a lot of good times, table topping, and wins