Category: Basketball NB

Nationals: Day #4

New day, new month, new attitude for the BNB U17 men. As bad as we felt following our performance against the Saskatchewan U17 team yesterday, we’re feeling that good today. It’s not because we shot better or did much different from a statistical  point of view, we simply played with more passion and stayed positive throughout the game. The result […]

Nationals: Day #3

To say day #3 (Tuesday July 31) was disappointing would be an understatement. As I’ve stated before, we spent a lot of time talking to the team about being the best at the “controlables” and all indications leading into yesterday’s game against Saskatchewan was we were physically, mentally and emotionally ready to play our best. In […]

Nationals: Day #2

The focus for the second day of Nationals (Mon July 30)  was to “practice” our game day routine which meant a 6:30 am wake up and breakfast by 7:00 am.  Although we had no game to play we needed the boys to follow the same schedule we will be  following when we kick-off the U17 […]

Nationals: Day #1

Our first day (Sunday July 29) at the 2012 National Championships was a travel day. The day began at 5:15 am when the bus left Quispamsis with Saint John area players and coaches. After stops in Fredericton, Woodstock and Grand Falls we hit the road for Bishops University in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Three movies later and […]

Playing at Pace

This post is from an email I sent to colleagues at Basketball New Brunswick following our first CP Atlantic training POD on Sunday October 3, 2010. We had our first CP session last weekend. To be honest I headed into the session a little unmotivated. As is always the case, we didn’t have some players […]

U15 Team Underway

We’re now two weeks into our summer season with the BNB U15 boy’s team and things seem to be progressing as planned with one exception. One of our power forwards, Jake Livingston, came down awkwardly after dunking the ball during a transition drill suffering a broken left wrist and right elbow. The good news is […]

BNB U15 Open Tryouts

We held the open tryouts for the BNB U15 and U15 Development teams this past Sunday at Fredericton High School. Overall it was a very good day from this coach’s perspective as turn out was good and the players seemed to be motivated to show they deserve the honour of representing their province. The best […]

BNB Summer Teams

As most have probably heard by now, BNB has decided that they will be sending teams to the U15 National Championships. Personally I’m very pleased as I feel this is one of the best development opportunities for players and coaches in this province not to mention being the single biggest incentive for getting players to […]

BNB U15 Teams Not Attending Nationals Again!

Yesterday BNB issued a press release calling for provincial team coaches. Buried in this release is the notice that our U15 Teams (Girls and Boys) will NOT be attending the National Tournaments again this summer!! For those who don’t know, I was on the BNB Board for four years serving as Director of Elite Development […]

CP Atlantic

It may only be a few days removed from the end of the summer season but “next season” is here already. This coming weekend is the kick off for aspiring New Brunswick elite athletes looking to play for BNB or Team Canada in the summer of 2010. The open tryouts for CP Atlantic are being […]