Forward Alysha Clark is one of eight players the Storm has signed to contracts for training camp to try to make the team. She’s blogging about the experience for StormBasketball.com. You can follow Clark between blogs on Twitter @Alysha_Clark and stay tuned for future installments!
Hey hey, everyone! So today was the first day of training camp. A lot of emotions going in. Even though this is my third time, I still get a little nervous! It went as expected today, a lot of nerves, energy, mistakes and hard work. The coaches introduced a few of the basic offensive calls as well as their basic defensive principles. I love that the majority of the drills they do here in Seattle are competitive! I think it helps build toughness and a winning attitude.
The vets here – Camille, Tina and Katie – are awesome! I know it’s the first day, but they were so positive and encouraging. They were offering advice anytime they could. They’re some of the best in the league, so anytime one of them was talking I made sure to get close enough to hear. It’s such a blessing to be able to work alongside them, for real.
After practice I stayed and shot with Rachel and then went straight to the ice bath! One thing I’ve learned how to do in my career is take care of my body! The ice bath is my boyfriend haha!
For the rest of the night I’m just going to rest up, stretch and go over what we learned today so I can be ready for tomorrow!! I’m just trying to work at being the best in the world at being me!
Until next time,