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!
Day 3 is complete!! These last two days have been about conditioning, whether defensively or offensively. Yesterday Coach really broke down his defensive philosophies and had us get a lot of reps in to start building our defensive conditioning. There was one point during the 3-on-3 where Vick, Strick and I were in there until we got a stop. We were all a little winded and had to gut it up and get a stop because we weren’t coming out. At that moment, I was so grateful for my high school coach, Chris Fryer, and college coach, Rick Insell, because I was put through many of those situations haha so I knew how to dig deep and keep fighting to get it done!!
Today was about defense as well, but it was just as much about offensive conditioning as well. Seeing who could think and execute through fatigue. Coach even takes us back in time by having us play 6-on-6. It’s the first time I’ve ever played that way and I have to say it’s kind of cool!! Only having one aspect of the game to focus on makes things a little bit easier!! :-) Tomorrow is our first off day, from practice that is. We are still going in to do some shooting and reviewing from the first few days of camp.
I decided to go spend the night with my aunt and uncle just to get out of the hotel setting and enjoy a home cooked meal :-) It’s nice to have a little getaway to keep from over thinking about everything going on :-)
Until next time,