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 was a 71-54 victory over a very talented PEI U17 men’s team.

One of the biggest factors in today’s turn around was a great team meeting we had this morning. During the meeting the players openly discussed their opinions of what went wrong the previous day, what they are struggling with on offence and defence, and what they thought could be done different next time they stepped on the court. From a coaches perspective it was very obvious the positive change in several players’ body language throughout the meeting. In fact, we had gone into that meeting considering making changes but left knowing that our guys were back and the right thing to do was stay with what had got us here.

Tomorrow (Thursday Aug 2) we take on Newfoundland at 3:45 pm. Hopefully we continue to manage our emotions like we did today and improve in our offensive execution as we did in the second half in today’s game.