Forward Alysha Clark is one of eight players the Storm has signed to contracts for training camp to try to make the team. Clark spent the last two years in training camp with the San Antonio Silver Stars, who drafted her in the second round of the 2010 WNBA Draft. Last year, she blogged about her experience for SwishAppeal.com, and this time around she’s bringing her blog from camp to right here on StormBasketball.com. You can follow Clark between blogs on Twitter @Alysha_Clark and stay tuned for future installments!
Hey hey, everyone! So it’s 7 a.m. and I’m sitting in this hotel bed wide awake! My goal was to wake up at 10 to eat breakfast and get ready for my workout with Coach Jenny. Since I’m up, I’ll write this blog to start my day :-)
I am so excited about my opportunity here in Seattle!! The city, the team, the fans, just the whole organization is the best. Everyone I’ve talked to has had nothing but great things to say about the Storm. I’ve been working so hard to make this transition from the 4 (power forward) to the 3 (small forward) and I’m ready to just come in to camp and show that. I think the past two years, I’ve been so scared to make a mistake or to “do too much” that I never gave myself an opportunity to just play. This year I’m coming in with a new mindset!
I got a nice workout in today with Coach Jenny and Camille. Working with a player of Camille’s caliber is such a blessing. To be able to learn from her is going to be great! Coach Jenny is really focusing on helping me develop a rhythm on my shot and letting my body work for me. I feel a lot more confident this year with my shot and just hope to continue improving it!!
I am loving Seattle already! I can’t wait to see what the city has to offer :-) Now it’s time to go spend the rest of my day with my family that lives here! It’s so great to have people you know in a place you’ve never been:-)
Until next time,